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Zornio: Medical aid in dying has many shades of gray

A debate sparked by a Denver doctor underscores that aid-in-dying cases should be considered by individual need, not by broad inclusion or exclusion categories such as age or illness

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Nicolais: Severe enduring anorexia patients should have access to medical aid-in-dying meds

A Denver doctor's recent medical journal entry caused an uproar in medical fields, but it is a debate worth having to help ease suffering

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Denver doctor helped patients with severe anorexia obtain aid-in-dying medication, spurring national ethics debate

A recent case study shocked psychiatrists across the country and added fuel to a long debate about whether right-to-die laws would lead to state-sanctioned deaths of people with mental illness and disabilities

Health

Terminally ill, a Colorado man wanted aid-in-dying. His Catholic hospital said no.

Even as an increasing number of U.S. states have legalized aid-in-dying laws, exercising that option is challenging for patients in a country where most large hospital systems have deep religious ties and the religious right is powerful

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Colorado doctor challenges her firing from Centura Health over assisted suicide

Barbara Morris alleges Centura Health retaliated against her in violation of Colorado's assisted suicide law

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Centura Health says clarity is needed on Colorado’s assisted suicide law after lawsuit

In a federal court filing, Centura Health argues that the U.S. Constitution's religious freedom protections trumps Colorado law's protections for doctors who both chose to or decide against prescribing lethal drugs to hasten the death of patients

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Centura Health sets off national challenge to aid-in-dying laws after firing a Colorado doctor

A growing number of state aid-in-dying provisions are coming into conflict with faith-based hospitals, which oppose the practice on religious grounds

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His wife was first to use Colorado’s aid-in-dying law. His advocacy made him an accidental resource for others.

Colorado has seen a sharp rise in the number of patients prescribed aid-in-dying medication -- a 74% increase from 72 in 2017 to 125 last year -- and an increase in the number of doctors prescribing the medication

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