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5:00 to 6:00: Grange Program! “Your options: Autonomy at End-of-Life”
February 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A free educational discussion about medical aid in dying, under Vermont’s Act 39
This month, we are hosting a discussion with Betsy Walkerman, President of Patient Choices Vermont (PCV). She will share information about talking with your doctor about options for the last parts of life, making decisions when faced with terminal illness, the options available under Act 39, and personal stories about choices people have made since the law was passed in 2013.
Patient Choices Vermont was founded in 2002 to support implementation of a legal process to provide end-of-life choices which include physician-assisted-dying. The law was based on a similar statute in Oregon, passed in 1997. You can learn more about the history of the law at the Patient Choices website. There, you can also access PCV’s guides to medical decision-making, advance care for dementia, advice on how to talk to your doctor about your choices, and much more.
Please join us for an open discussion of the law, the details of how it works, the safeguards built into the law, and the various choices people make.
In even-numbered months, the Capital City Grange presents a “program” which will be interesting/entertaining/informative for people of all types! We’ll post information about the program, the presenter(s) and the subject here. We plan on audience involvement, so bring your questions, concerns and opinions on the topic for the program with you! No charge, and open to the public!