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Sunday Platform: ‘Who Gets to Decide How You Will Die?’

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  • Baltimore Ethical Society

    306 W Franklin St, Baltimore, MD (map)

    39.294926 -76.620370

  • December 4th, 2016
    Barbara Mancini,  ‘Who Gets to Decide How You Will Die?’

    The speaker’s 93 year old father prepared for the end of life with an advanced directive, a healthcare proxy and a hospice. Yet he was subjected to unwanted medical treatment in defiance of his wishes.  His daughter endured a prolonged criminal prosecution for “aiding an attempted suicide.”  Her case sparked outrage and condemnation in the media and was ultimately dismissed.

    Barbara will show how dying can be fraught with unanticipated perils for the person and caregivers.  Vaguely-worded criminal statutes and perverse incentivizes are some of the factors that may confront well-intentioned families in caring for their loved ones.   

    The Baltimore Ethical Society meets every Sunday at 10:30 am.  Members gather to hear a talk that inspires us to live more ethical lives and to reconnect with each other.

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