Assisted Dying in the United States: What Happens after Legalization
Aid-in-dying is legal in eleven jurisdictions in the United States, including the District of Columbia. Advocates know the often-insurmountable odds of passing right to die legislation. Yet, what happens once the right to die is legal? Session Two will explore the stories of assisted dying in the United States. These stories will represent the perspectives of patients, their families, and caretakers, as well as healthcare attorneys and policy makers, who now face what happens after the hard-won battle for legalization. What barriers persist once the right to die is legal? This session will explore exactly what challenges remain, as well as seek insight on how to resolve them.