Maine’s Death With Dignity Act went into effect in Sept. 2019. Since then, a small number of Mainers have chosen to end their lives with a physician’s assistance. We speak with the daughter of a Maine man who chose to have an assisted death, as well as the physician who prescribed the medication to him. We’ll learn about the difficult factors that families as well as health care providers weigh in end-of-life decisions — and why some object to these choices.
Esmé Deprez, investigative journalist; her father ended his life in accordance with Maine’s Death with Dignity law
Valerie Lovelace, executive director, Maine Death With Dignity
Dr. Steven Edwards, family practice physician
Dr. Frank Chessa, director of clinical ethics, Maine Medical Center
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