Opinion: Catholic doctrine should not dictate Californians’ end-of-life care

May 10, 2019

A recent survey published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that the vast majority of religious hospitals in California have non-supportive policies for medical aid in dying. Kim Callinan, Compassion & Choices CEO, writes in an op-ed for the Mercury News, “The lawmakers in California sent a clear message when they passed the End of Life Option Act: Dying patients, in consultation with their loved ones and doctors, should be the decision-makers in their end-of-life care. Now it’s time to send that same message to non-supportive California hospitals.”

Read the op-ed here: https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/05/09/opinion-bureaucracy-not-patient-values-is-dictating-our-end-of-life-care/

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