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We are an
all-volunteer organization.
No funds go to salaries...or to headquarters.

 

Programs and activities of the Hemlock Society of San Diego (HSSD) are made possible by your membership dues and the generous donations of members and friends. Donations and memberships (tax deductible) can be sent to: HSSD, PO Box 34237, San Diego CA 92103
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~~~Update~~~
We need your help with a variety of volunteer positions.
If interested, leave a message at (619) 233-4418.

Check out the article in CityBeat
about the Hemlock Society of San Digo


Upcoming Events

San Diego Coaliation for End of Life Care

Continuing through August 2nd



Play: The Quality of Life

A middle-aged couple live in a yurt in Northern California; he has cancer, their Midwestern cousins come to visit and are critical of their marijuana and end-of-life plans.
More info
Sponsor:
San Diego Coalition for Improving End-of-Life Care
Location:
Carlsbad Village Theatre
2822 State St., Carlsbad, CA


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The Hemlock Society of San Diego Logo August 16
(Sunday)
1-3pm

 

 

Film Festival: La Grande Bouffe (The Big Feast),
This is a delightful French movie with Marcello Mastriani. Four gourmet chefs rent a chateau and cook amazing meals. What is going on here? If you ever thought about how it would be to eat yourself to death, this will amuse, enlighten, and entertain you. Trailer (French)

Cost: Free
Sponsor:
Hemlock Society of San Diego
Location:
North University City Library, 8820 Judicial Dr
San Diego, CA 92122

 

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San Diego Coaliation for End of Life Care

August 26th
(Wednesday)
10am-1pm


 


Documentary Film:
Join us for a FREE screening of the powerful documentary "Being Mortal". This film "explores the intersection of life, death, medicine and what matters in the end.

Cost: Free
Sponsor:
San Diego Coalition for Improving End-of-Life Care
Location:
Community Congregational Church of Chula Vista (Bradley Room) 276 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910

 

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San Diego Coaliation for End of Life Care August 27th
(Thursday)
4:30pm-7:30pm
 


Documentary Film:
Join us for a FREE screening of the powerful documentary "Being Mortal". This film "explores the intersection of life, death, medicine and what matters in the end.

Cost: Free
Sponsor:
San Diego Coalition for Improving End-of-Life Care
Location: Ramona Library 1275 Main St., Ramona, CA 92065



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ethics report

More Information on Life, Death and Pain from the Medscape Ethics Report

 

Featured Articles

Doctor Assisted Suicide:California Ban Challenged in Court -- by Howard Mintz -- San Jose Mercury News -- February 15, 2015

Assisted Suicide Now Legal in 5 States -- by Erik Eckholm -- New York Times -- February 8, 2014

Fatal Mercies -- by Frank Bruni -- New York Times -- August 10, 2013

A Plea for Assisted Suicide -- by Kayla Penokie -- August 7, 2013

Doctors Really Do Die Differently -- by Ken Murray, MD -- July 17, 2013

I Must Die, My Love, To Rid You of this Burden -- by Sarah-Kate Templeton -- London Sunday Times -- July 14, 2013

Advance Directives Are Often Not Honored -- by Michael Cook -- BIOEdge News -- June 29, 2013

The Old Chestnut of Diluted Helium -- by Derek Humphry -- June 6, 2013


Click here to see additional articles.

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Archbishop Tutu Endorses Assisted Dying

In a recent statement to the London Observer Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa had this to say: “Yes, I think a lot of people would be upset if I said I wanted assisted dying. I would say I wouldn't mind actually….I have been fortunate to spend my life working for dignity for the living. Now I wish to apply my mind to the issue of dignity for the dying. I revere the sanctity of life—but not at any cost.”

And about his friend Nelson Mandela’s death: "You could see Madiba was not fully there. He did not speak. He was not connecting. My friend was no longer himself. It (his prolonged dying) was an affront to Madiba's dignity.”



2013 Death with Dignity
Annual Report
from Oregon Public Health Division


Once you are on the web page, click the link labeled "current report" to see the complete report for year 16.

World Right-to-Die Newsletter
Click for Latest Issue of  World Right-to-Die Newsletter

 

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