UK 8 February 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47158287 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Before his death at Dignitas in Switzerland, Geoff Whaley talked openly about his decision to have an assisted death rather than endure the final … [Read more...] about What is assisted suicide and euthanasia?
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Maine legalized medically assisted suicide on Wednesday, becoming the eighth state to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with prescribed medication. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who had previously said she was unsure about the bill, signed it in her office. "It is my hope that this law, while respecting the right to personal liberty, will be used sparingly," said Mills.Oregon was the first state to legalize such assistance, in 1997, and it took over a decade for the next state, Washington, to follow suit. While still controversial, assisted suicide legislation is winning increasing acceptance in the United States, and this year at least 18 states considered such measures. Maine's measure will allow doctors to prescribe a fatal dose of medication to terminally ill people. It declares that obtaining or administering life-ending medication is not suicide under state law, thereby legalizing the practice often called medically assisted suicide.The proposal had failed once in a … [Read more...] about Maine becomes 8th state to legalize assisted suicide
Kristin Lam USA TODAY Published 7:38 PM EDT Jun 12, 2019 Maine legalized assisted suicide on Wednesday, becoming the eighth state to allow terminally ill people to end their lives. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed the Maine Death with Dignity Act, allowing doctors to prescribe terminally ill patients a fatal dose of medication, two decades after Oregon first legalized the procedure. California, Colorado, Hawaii, Vermont, Washington, New Jersey and the District of Columbia have similar laws. The Maine bill says getting or giving life-ending medication does not qualify as suicide under state law, effectively legalizing the practice often called medically assisted suicide. Some residents of the state with the nation's oldest median age welcomed the governor's decision. 'What I want is a peaceful death': Kevin Roster has only weeks to live – and that's why he moved to California Staci Fowler recalled how her late friend, Rebecca … [Read more...] about Maine becomes 8th state to legalize medically assisted suicide
MALTA – Kishwaukee College plans to introduce a medical assistant certification program, addressing a growing demand for professionals in the medical field. The one-year certificate program is scheduled to begin in spring 2020 and will first need approval from the Illinois Community College Board, according to a Kishwaukee College news release. Graduates will enter a field of employment that is estimated to increase by 13.4% statewide through 2026, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. “With an ever-increasing demand for medical assistants in the health care profession, Kish is responding to the need in the field,” said Bette Chilton, executive dean of career technologies at Kishwaukee College. The program at Kishwaukee College will prepare students for entry-level medical assistant positions in doctors’ offices, clinics and outpatient care facilities, Chilton said. Median pay for the position is $33,610, according to the Bureau of Labor … [Read more...] about Kishwaukee College to offer medical assistant program
In San Francisco, far from the picturesque, winding streets in the hills, a glistening skyscraper represents how the country's tech titans have transformed the city -- and made it one of the world's most expensive places to live. The figures are mind-boggling: average monthly rent for a two-room apartment in the city by the bay now runs to $3,700, the highest in the United States. And a household of four with annual earnings of less than $117,400 is officially considered "low income." Want to go visit the Facebook headquarters in the close suburbs? It'll take you two hours to go 30 miles (45 kilometers), day and night. The Salesforce Tower -- named for a cloud-based software company -- now dominates the skyline. Each day, huge buses transport tech workers to the suburban offices of Facebook, Google and Apple. All this wealth has sent real estate prices soaring across the Bay Area -- from Silicon Valley in the south to Oakland in the east -- and widened the rich-poor divide in a … [Read more...] about In San Francisco, tech boom has left people priced out of housing