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Status of Medical Aid in Dying

In 2024, Iowa introduced SF2101, championed by Senator Boulton, which would authorize medical aid in dying. Its companion House bill, HF2288, was introduced by Representatives Croken, Abdul-Samad, Steckman, and Olson. Unfortunately, neither bill received a hearing.

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Legisladores de Iowa, Líderes Religiosos, Defensores, Médicos y Familiares de Personas con Enfermedades Terminales Presentan Medida de Ayuda Médica para Morir
February 11, 2020

Un grupo de legisladores de Iowa se unió a médicos, líderes religiosos y defensores, para lanzar el End-of-Life Options Act” (SF 2156/HF HF 2302) o medida Opciones de Fin de Vida. Dicho proyecto permitiría a los adultos con enfermedades terminales, la opción de solicitar una receta médica para obtener un medicamento que elijan tomar y…

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Iowa Legislators, Religious Leaders, Advocates, Physicians and Family of Terminally Ill Individuals Introduce Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill
February 11, 2020

A group of Iowa lawmakers joined doctors, religious leaders and advocates to launch the End-of-Life Options Act (SF 2156/HF 2302.) The bill would allow terminally ill adults the option to request a doctor’s prescription for medication they can decide to take to die peacefully in their sleep if their suffering becomes unbearable. State Sen. Joe…

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Iowa Legislators, Religious Leaders, Advocates, Physicians and Family of Terminally Ill Individuals Introduce Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill
February 11, 2020

A group of Iowa lawmakers joined doctors, religious leaders and advocates to launch the End-of-Life Options Act (SF 2156/HF 2302.) The bill would allow terminally ill adults the option to request a doctor’s prescription for medication they can decide to take to die peacefully in their sleep if their suffering becomes unbearable. State Sen. Joe…

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Legisladores de Iowa, Líderes Religiosos, Defensores, Médicos y Familiares de Personas con Enfermedades Terminales Presentan Medida de Ayuda Médica para Morir
February 11, 2020

Un grupo de legisladores de Iowa se unió a médicos, líderes religiosos y defensores, para lanzar el End-of-Life Options Act” (SF 2156/HF HF 2302) o medida Opciones de Fin de Vida. Dicho proyecto permitiría a los adultos con enfermedades terminales, la opción de solicitar una receta médica para obtener un medicamento que elijan tomar y…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Wendy Smith
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Wendy Smith RN, MSN discovered hospice her last year of nursing school after responding to a flier asking for hospice volunteers. “I absolutely loved it,” she recalls. “When my patients were actively dying, it didn’t matter if it was two or four in the morning, I was there with them – even though at the…

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