California’s End Of Life Option Law went into effect in June. People facing terminal illness now have a new choice- to end their own lives legally and humanely. Doctors, lawyers, patients and people of faith are working to understand what could be a changing social norm around death and dying. Dr. Margaret McLean is Director of Bioethics for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and will be a keynote speaker at a seminar on California’s new End of Life Option Law that will be presented in Lincoln on Saturday.
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Dr. McClain says we’re at the point now where doctors clinics and hospitals are having the discussion about will they opt in or opt out of the new law. Lutheran Reverend Judith Morgado says the seminar is also designed to get doctors, lawyers,patients and people of faith working to understand the changes coming to social norms with the new law.
Joining the discussion with McLean will be Michael Mulligan M.D. from Chapa De Indian Clinic and Paul Comiskey an attorney at law from Newcastle. A Right to Die, California’s new End of Life Option will be discussed in a free seminar at 10:30 am Saturday July 30, at Lincoln United Methodist Church, 629 I Street in Lincoln. It is being presented by Lutheran Development Society of Sacramento, Thrivent Financial and United Methodist Women.