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  photos from achieving a peaceful death conference sponsored by the Hemlock Society of San Diego

Held at the Sheraton Hotel, La Jolla, CA November, 2017

Feedback from Attendees:

"A truly informative and inspiring 30th Anniversary program."

"An enlightening, superb conference. "

"Outstanding! is the word that comes to mind to describe our experience of the conference."

"It was just a fabulous conference. The speakers were so outstanding and the information was up-to-date and very well delivered. "


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Conference Program

Slides from conference presentations:

Teressa Vaughn: Advanced Directive

Jim Sinclair, MD - Tools and Guidelines for Determining Eligibility for Hospice.
More on Hospice regulations here.

Faye Girsh, Ed.D. - DNR Order: What It Is and What It Is Not

Kathryn Tucker, J.D. - What's Happening in the Courts in Cases Seeking to Expand End of Life Liberty?

Carolyn Shadle, Ph.D. - Seeking Aid in Dying in Switzerland: Life Circle
Faye Girsh, Ed.D. - Seeking Aid in Dying in Switzerland: Dignitas

Conference Materials

Two items are available, or get a package with both items:
1. A 2 DVD set of our 30th anniversary "Achieving a Peaceful Death" conference held on Nov. 4th. Each chapter is marked for easy of finding a particualar subject. Suggested donation $30.
2 . Our Hemlock End-of-Life Planning Packet, which includes:

  • Common Terms (Glossary)
  • Advance Health Care Directive
  • End of Life Option Act (EOLOA) Summary
  • Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)
  • Other Means of Hastening Death
  • Planning for After Death and Other Considerations
  • Advance Directive Addendum for Dementia
  • Resources

Suggested Donations:

Planning Packet at our meeting: $10. Mailed to you: $11.
Video DVD of Conference: $30
Both items mailed to you: $41

3 Ways To Order:
PayPal. Click the "add to cart" button below. PayPal account is not necessary.
Check. Send check and your mailing address to: HSSD P.O. Box 34237 San Diego, CA 92163
At our Meetings. Check our homepage to see where.

Both Items
Planning Packet

Hemlock Planning Packet Planning Packet Only

DVD: Achieving a Peaceful Death

DVD: Achieving a Peaceful Death

Suggested Donation

Suggested Donation

Suggested Donation


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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 92163.
Use PayPal for donations (any amount)

Donations of $100 or more will be acknowledged in our newsletter. Please let us know if you do not want to be acknowledged in the newsletter.

Include the Hemlock Society of San Diego in your Will or Living Trust. Our tax ID # is: 33-0467982 .

Thank you!

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