Hawaii’s terminally ill challenged by limited access, lack of participating doctors while seeking medical aid in dying
By Christie Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 22, 2021
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Hawaii’s well-documented physician shortage, especially on the neighbor islands, is contributing to the difficulty patients face in finding doctors who will handle medical-aid-in-dying cases, officials said.
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Gov. David Ige signs House Bill 2739, the Our Care, Our Choice Act, which allows terminally ill patients to seek medical aid in dying. To the right of Ige is lobbyist John Radcliffe, who was instrumental in securing passage of the law. Radcliffe, who suffered from colon cancer, ended his life Aug. 11, 2020, with prescribed medication.