Difficult dying, with unmanageable suffering, afflicts more than five percent who reach the end.

Hospice generally practices a neutral “neither hinder nor hasten death” with mildly palliative care. 

Voters of Washington granted its qualified citizens a RIGHT to dignified dying.  Yet, religious opposition keeps too many in end-time agony.

Robb Miller of Compassion & Choices of Washington (http://compassionwa.org) discusses with host Valerie Tarico the imperative and obstacles to Death with Dignity in Washington State.

This episode focuses on “Who decides how, when and with whom you will die!” 

Should it be a religious body like the Catholic Church through control over our hospital systems!