Death and dying

April 30, 2019 - 5:07 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Actors from "Game of Thrones" have sent greetings and well wishes to an 88-year-old hospice patient in Rhode Island. The Providence Journal reports that Claire Walton's caretakers at HopeHealth in Providence reached out to the cast. HopeHealth says 10 actors sent messages,...
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In this photo provided by the New Jersey Office of the Governor, N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy signs the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act Friday, April 12, 2019 at the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. New Jersey is the seventh state to enact a law permitting terminally ill patients to seek life ending medication. (New Jersey Office of the Governor via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 3:32 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed legislation making New Jersey the seventh state to enact a law permitting terminally ill patients to seek life-ending medication. New Jersey will join six other states and the District of Columbia that have similar laws once it goes into effect...
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This 2009 photo provided by Catherine Quintana shows her father, Ernest Quintana, in Fremont, Calif. The California family is devastated that 78-year-old Ernest Quintana was told on Sunday, March 3, 2019, he didn't have long to live by a doctor appearing on a robot's video screen in Fremont, Calif. KTVU reported that a robot appeared in Ernest Quintana's room, where a doctor told him by video that his lungs were failing. An official with Kaiser Permanente says it was a "highly unusual circumstance." Quintana died Tuesday, March 5. (Catherine Quintana via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 8:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ernest Quintana's family knew he was dying of chronic lung disease when he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, unable to breathe. But they were devastated when a robot machine rolled into his room in the intensive care unit that night and a doctor told the 78-year-old patient...
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February 06, 2019 - 11:14 am
DETROIT (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress in American history, is receiving hospice care. The person was not authorized to speak publicly but told The Associated Press on Wednesday about the 92-year-old Dingell's...
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Shaima Swileh, center, stands with her husband Ali Hassan, second from left, after Swileh arrived at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Swileh is the Yemeni mother who won her fight for a waiver from the Trump administration's travel ban that would allow her to go to California to see her dying 2-year-old son. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
December 20, 2018 - 4:49 am
A Yemeni mother who fought for the right to see her dying son arrived Wednesday night in California after the Trump administration gave her a long-sought waiver to its travel ban. Shaima Swileh was mobbed by well-wishers at San Francisco International Airport. "This is a difficult time for our...
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This recent but undated photo, released Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Sacramento, Calif., shows Ali Hassan with his dying 2-year-old son Abdullah in a Sacramento hospital. The boy's Yemeni mother, blocked by the Trump administration's travel ban, has won her fight for a waiver that would allow her to travel to California to see her son. Basim Elkarra of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Sacramento said Shaima Swileh was granted a visa Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, and will be flying to San Francisco on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (Council on American-Islamic Relations via AP)
December 18, 2018 - 5:52 pm
A Yemeni mother on Tuesday won her fight for a waiver from the Trump administration's travel ban that would allow her to go to California to see her dying 2-year-old son. Shaima Swileh planned to fly to San Francisco on Wednesday after the U.S. State Department granted her a visa, said Basim...
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November 28, 2018 - 1:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that found the state's assisted suicide law was unconstitutional. A panel of the Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside on Tuesday said doctors who brought the case had no legal standing because they could...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 29, 2017 file photo, psychiatrist Dr. Lieve Thienpont poses during an interview with The Associated Press, in Ghent, Belgium, one of the few countries that allow for euthanasia. Belgian officials are investigating whether doctors improperly euthanized a woman with autism, the first criminal investigation in a euthanasia case since the practice was legalized in 2002. Thienport is one of the doctors facing charges. (AP Photo/Maria Cheng, file)
November 27, 2018 - 10:15 am
LONDON (AP) — Belgian officials are investigating whether doctors improperly euthanized a woman with autism, the first criminal investigation in a euthanasia case since the practice was legalized in 2002 in the European nation. Three doctors from East Flanders are being investigated on suspicion of...
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The Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 photo shows the Kahala Nui retirement home in Honolulu. The American Civil Liberties Union demanded that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
November 02, 2018 - 2:48 am
HONOLULU (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union demanded Thursday that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish. The ACLU of Hawaii sent a letter to the executive...
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June 27, 2018 - 5:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt from a terminally ill man to overturn the country's blanket ban on assisted suicide, ruling that such a decision needs to be made by politicians in Parliament. In a decision released on Wednesday, judges expressed their "deep sympathy...
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