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.



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)

After four centuries of understandable distrust, African Americans are wary of ‘healers’ who make life and death decisions regarding them. Dr. Terman must be commended for examining this specific area in the context of options of life and death. Also, the section of his [first] book on religion is just awesome. It held me spellbound with its depth of understanding of our differences and our commonalities as we debate the issue of life and death. If any work should be required reading, this would qualify. I have personally used its insights in working with families and seen how they can bring great relief in the struggle to make ‘their best’ end-of-life decisions.

Cecil L. "Chip" Murray, Rel. D., Tanzy Chair of Christian Ethics, School of Religion, University of Southern CA; Pastor Emeritus, First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, CA