Sedona AZ (October 15, 2019) – How we die has for many been an object of curiosity, terror and analysis. Poets, playwrights, authors, sociologists, medical personnel and theologians have reflected on life’s final chapter. Gradually the public has become more conversant with and interested in talking about the final stage of life. Still, questions arise and include issues of morality, religion, legislation, medicine, family dynamics, pain management, hospice and palliative care. The list is long and the questions difficult.
Barbara Coombs Lee, President of Compassion and Choices, has written an important book full of candid, helpful advice for people navigating the final stage of their lives. An RN, attorney, activist and administrator, Lee was crucial to the passage in Oregon of the first “right to die” legislation. Today Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) is possible in 9 states but not in Arizona.
FINISH STRONG PUTTING YOUR PRIORITIES FIRST AT LIFE’S END will be the center of four discussions at the Sedona Public Library facilitated by the Northern Arizona Chapter of Compassion and Choices. The public is invited to attend on Monday November 4 and 18 and December 2 and 16 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm in the Si Birch Community Room of the Sedona Public Library. Registration is not required and books will be available for purchase at the meetings. Information: Leesa@choicesarizona.org.