We just received word from Karin and Bill Schwanbeck that their new documentary is now published on Vimeo.
A year ago, they traveled to Vermont with their crew to interview Dr. Diana Barnard, Peggy Stevens and me, Betsy Walkerman, along with patients, doctors, and others in Connecticut. It’s a very engaging and sensitive film. Karin is a professor at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut and their hope is to influence the legislative process in their own state. You can watch the full 57-minute film online for free:
The film serves to demonstrate that we Vermonters are having a major impact on legislation in other states.
New Resource for Doctors and Patients:
We are pleased to announce that the newly-formed American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying has launched a valuable website; ACAMAID.org includes some great videos and guidance for both patients and the medical community. In particular, we would recommend this video, which answers the question, “ What is it like on the day you take your medication? ”
PCV Board member Dr. Diana Barnard serves as our state’s liaison to the board of the ACAMAID. The formation of this organization is strong evidence that aid in dying is finding its way into the mainstream of medical practice and end-of-life care.