Dignity and the end of life

In the shouting about the healthcare debate, replete with charges about ‘death panels’, it’s important to remember that there are real individuals with significant problems who have a stake in the debate.

Pamela Weston was a clarinet historian – someone who wrote extensively about the clarinet, and in particular, published various books about clarinet players who significantly influenced the art. But her final act is probably her most provocative – her decision to end her life via assisted suicide, due to years of struggle with a crippling disease. See the article below – I hope it provokes thought about dignity and the end of life.

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