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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

'Physician-assisted dying' to be discussed on panel

Advertiser Staff

The University of Hawai'i Elder Law Program is sponsoring a panel discussion on end-of-life issues, including whether "physician-assisted dying" should be allowed in Hawai'i.

The "Death with Dignity in Hawai'i" event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in Classroom 2 at the William S. Richardson School of Law, 2515 Dole St.

Panel members include the Very Rev. Marc Alexander, vicar general for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, and attorney Eli Stutsman, a board member of the Death With Dignity National Center and lead author of Oregon's Death With Dignity Act.

They will discuss whether an adult who is mentally competent and dying from a terminal disease, and who has voluntarily expressed a wish to hasten death, should be permitted to make a written request for medication for the purpose of ending their life.

Parking is available for $4 in the UH parking structure. For more information, contact UHELP at 956-6544 or uhelp@hawaii.edu.