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“Prescription for Peace of Mind”: A Panel Discussion

December 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The Completed Life Initiative & End of Life Choices New York are co-sponsoring this Discussion Event for the documentary film, “Prescription for Peace of Mind: An Option for the Terminally Ill,” about patients and their families who seek Medical Aid-in-Dying (MAID) legislation to pass in Connecticut.

The film explores the stories of three terminally ill patients who would have preferred the option to access a prescription at the end of their lives, as well as family members of those who died unbearable deaths. Sharon Hines – a stage 4 cancer patient, former an oncology nurse, and advocate for MAID in the Connecticut legislature – is one of the patients featured and interviewed in the film, and will be joining our Panel Discussion.

This event will be a moderated discussion between those featured in the film, including Sharon Hines, Shannon E. Sanford, Reverend Joshua Pawelek, and Rabbi Michael Farbman. Also joining the panel will be the film’s director, Karin Schwanbeck, and Ayana Woods, Executive Director of End of Life Choices New York. Sarah Kiskadden-Bechtel will moderate the panel.

Please register using the link below, and plan to watch the Documentary before the event. A link to the live Zoom panel discussion will be emailed on Monday, December 14th to those who register.

Before the event, please do the following:

1) Register to attend the live Zoom event.

2) Watch the Documentary: “Prescription for Peace of Mind.”

3) Read Shannon E. Sanford’s Op-Ed in the Greenwich Times: “Why nurses support medical aid-in-dying as an option for terminally ill patients.”