List of Resources for a Timely, Peaceful Transition

  • If you do NOT want to linger in Advanced Dementia or another terminal illness…
  • If you DO want total relief from unending, unbearable pain and suffering…
  • If you also want to reduce the stress and suffering of your loved ones…
  • If you want a timely and peaceful transition that preserves your privacy and dignity, and avoids conflicts and delays if you are suffering…

Consensus of Substituted Judgment (Now Care Planning*)
For loved ones who can't make their own decisions now but would never want treatment to prolong their dying.

*When it's too late for Advance Care Planning.

Videos

Books

Recent Articles

Physician-assisted dying requires caution. San Diego Union-Tribune, October 15, 2016. Click here for article.

What if your relative reaches the advanced stage of dementia without an effective Living Will? Click here for article

Complexities of Choosing an End Game for Dementia. Click here for article

Helping dementia patients avoid premature death. San Diego Union-Tribune, March 5, 2015. Click here for article.

Terman SA (2013) It isn’t easy being pink. Potential Problems with POLST Paradigm Forms. Hamline Law Review 36:2 177-211.

Stanley A. Terman (2013): Is the Principle of Proportionality Sufficient to Guide Physicians’ Decisions Regarding Withholding/Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment After Suicide Attempts?, The American Journal of Bioethics, 13:3, 22-24. 

We are conducting a number of research surveys; for example:
A Living Will

List of Resources (.pdf)

Dr. Terman not only advised my mother about her end-of-life options, he also made her feel secure that she would not have to opt for premature dying to avoid getting stuck in a miserable state like dementia or stroke, in which she could no longer ask for treatment to stop. He called this the “Ironclad Strategy.” I’ll never forget how peaceful I felt as the three of us were “together” as Mom died. I was by her side, holding the phone that now connected my sister to Mom. Without Dr. Terman’s help, I doubt my sister would have ever have been able to make peace with Mom or feel peace with herself after Mom died. She has. We both have. My mother was able to die peacefully in her own bed with the undivided attention of her two closest relatives—her daughters. Who would not want that? I am so grateful that I fortunately found Dr. Terman to help us all attain a peaceful transition.

Ellen C. from Pasadena