PORTLAND, Maine — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills wants to expand access to abortions by allowing nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse-midwives to perform procedures in Maine. Mills said Thursday her bill would expand access to abortions, particularly for women in rural areas. Democrats won the Legislature in November and promised to expand women's health access. Current state law prevents advanced practice clinicians such as physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses from providing abortion care. Mills said such limitations lack medical justification and leave Maine with three publicly accessible health centers providing in-clinic abortions. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and the ACLU of Maine are challenging those restrictions in ongoing federal litigation and praised Mills' bill. Republican Rep. Beth O'Connor called Mills' legislation and another bill to allow Medicaid-funded abortions "extremist." … [Read more...] about Maine bill pitches abortions by nurses, physician assistants
Euthanasia vs physician assisted
Feb 24, 7:50 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Arthur Villasanta 02/24/19 AT 7:47 PM The stiffening competition between Alexa and Google Assistant (the voice assistants embedded in the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart-speakers, respectively) has given rise to a new multi-billion dollar market that will only keep on growing.Despite the influx of other voice assistants, Alexa and Google Assistant are expected to dominate this new industry, said Juniper Research.A new Juniper Research report estimates there will be 8 billion devices with integrated voice assistants by 2023 compared to 2.5 billion at the end of 2018. This boom has led to a mammoth $80 billion "voice commerce" market, said the report.The voice commerce market consists of three segments: smart-TV, smart-speaker and wearable-tech, said Juniper.Juniper said this new “voice commerce market” will consist of sales made through voice … [Read more...] about Alexa vs Google Assistant: Who Dominates The Voice Commerce Market?
Nov 26, 6:30 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Juliana Rose Pignataro @julie_pignataro 10/13/16 AT 4:24 PM Health and justice ministers in the Netherlands asked lawmakers Wednesday to consider allowing assisted suicide for healthy people. Both euthanasia and assisted suicide are already legal in the country but only for those who are terminally ill.The request asks to allow assisted suicide for elderly people who feel their lives are complete but are otherwise physically healthy. Ministers who made the request said that people “who have a well-considered opinion that their life is complete must, under strict and careful criteria, be allowed to finish that life in a manner dignified for that them,” they wrote in the Wednesday letter.Assisted suicide and euthanasia refer to two different things. Assisted suicide describes a suicide aided by a doctor but committed by a patient, such as … [Read more...] about What Is Euthanasia? Dutch Debate Assisted Suicide Law For Healthy People
Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post Published 9:07 am PDT, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Photo: Photo Courtesy Of Emma West Photography Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 J.J. Hanson, right, poses for a photo with his wife and two children. J.J. Hanson, right, poses for a photo with his wife and two children. Photo: Photo Courtesy Of Emma West Photography Dying man openly opposed assisted suicide in his last days 1 / 1 Back to Gallery There was a time - several months after J.J. Hanson was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, but several years before he died from it - when, he once said, he might have considered ending it all. The husband and father said in 2015 that the previous year, he learned that he had a Grade 4 brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme and was given four months to live. He had been … [Read more...] about Dying man openly opposed assisted suicide in his last days
Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post Published 9:46 am, Sunday, June 10, 2018 During his three decades as a emergency-room doctor, Bob Uslander had never written a prescription for a lethal dose of medication. But then he shifted to geriatric and palliative care, and in 2016, a patient suffering from the neurodegenerative disease ALS wanted to use California's new physician-assisted death law. Uslander was apprehensive. Until then, he'd always viewed death as a failure. "I didn't really know what it would be like to be with somebody who had made the choice and was taking this medication," he recalled recently. "I didn't know if they would just gently fall asleep or if they would be gasping or struggling." LATEST SFGATE VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Jogger dismantles homeless camp at Lake Merritt, throwing some of it into the lake Courtesy of JJ Harris Jogger dismantles homeless camp at Lake Merritt Courtesy of Kristin Gallup Warriors' Nick Young on … [Read more...] about The American Medical Association has long opposed assisted suicide