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In Michigan—Kevorkian’s home state—a statewide hospice program cares for 1,100 people a day, regardless of their ability to pay. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a leading health-care philanthropy, has launched a $1298 Euthanasia Frontmatter 2/27/04 2:29 PM Page 99 million initiative to improve care for the dying. And the American Medical Association, which did not even recognize hospice as a medical discipline until 1995, has made the training of physicians in end-of-life care one of its top priorities.

After a conversation to make sure she understood her choices, the latter was the way she died over the ensuing four or five days. Her death—a good death—occurred in the course of standard hospice care, using hospice values. But it also involved an explicit decision around ending life. The current national policy debate focuses on methods of response to such explicit decisions. To me, the process of physician and patient working together collaboratively over time is much more important than the specific method whereby death is eased.

For instance, how would legalization affect our society’s already tenuous commitment to providing quality health care for the millions of people who die every year? . Broad legalization of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia would have the paradoxical effect of making patients seem to be responsible for their own suffering. Rather than being seen primarily as the victims of pain and suffering caused by disease, patients would be seen as having the power to end their suffering by agreeing to an injection or taking some pills; refusing would mean that living through the pain was the patient’s decision, the patient’s responsibility.

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