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Compassion & Choices Film, Discussion Panel Tonight at Real Art Ways

by | Oct 9, 2014 4:30am () Comments | Commenting has expired | Share
Posted to: Civil Liberties, Health Care, Sponsored Event, Hartford

A nonprofit organization committed to educating people about their end-of-life options is showing an award-winning documentary tonight at Real Art Ways in Hartford.

The film, “How to Die in Oregon,” will be followed by a panel discussion led by Compassion & Choices President Barbara Coombs Lee.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentaries at the 27th Sundance Film Festival, the film looks first-hand at the resources in Oregon that provide people death with dignity.

Compassion & Choices counsels people on ways they can control when and how they die if they wish.

Legislation that would allow a doctor to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to a terminally-ill patient failed to pass the Public Health Committee this year, but it’s likely to be raised again in the 2015 legislative session.

The screening will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a discussion.

Real Art Ways is located at 56 Arbor Street in Hartford.

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