Doctors for Dignity Blog

September 29, 2021
By Rep. Dr. Kelly Morrison

It was in September of 2019 when I first heard Marianne, a stage IV ovarian cancer survivor, testify before the…

Roger Kligler, M.D.

July 27, 2020

The following excerpt is from the op-ed The Death I Want by Roger Kligler, M.D. that first appeared in Boston…

Patrick Macmillan, M.D.

June 24, 2020

When I first met Nathan Whittington and his daughter Shamara in my palliative care clinic his sense of humor was…

Martha Calihan, M.D.

May 4, 2020

Death has been sanitized in our culture. We’re rarely exposed to it. Most people, even if they wish to die…

Lisa Heikoff, M.D.

March 19, 2020

My medical training did not prepare me to manage end-of-life symptoms, either physical or psychological. Hospice care had not yet…

Medical Societies Change Stance

July 27, 2017

Changing established institutions can be a slow and difficult undertaking, but it’s necessary for real progress. The American healthcare system…