Discussion led by Susan Quinones
In June of 2016, California passed the End of Life Option Act that permits terminally ill adult patients the ability to be prescribed an aid-in-dying medication. We’ll explore this and the topic of making the choice to end one’s own life when facing what we view as suffering. What do we think about it? Have we thought about it for ourselves? How is it viewed in a Buddhist context, and how might it affect those left behind?
Our conversation will be facilitated by Susan Quinones, RN, who is a member of White Heron Sangha and a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse. She has worked with Wilshire Hospice in San Luis Obispo since 2009. Susan speaks throughout the community regarding Hospice and topics related to the end of life.
Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know if you think you may be attending. This discussion group is open to all who are interested in this topic and is offered freely; dana to the facilitator and the sangha is appreciated.