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)

Our greatest fear regarding end-of-life decisions: complete strangers can intrude on our most intimate decisions, and worse—make decisions that we would not make for ourselves. Dr. Terman offers a close to ironclad strategy to preserve control at the end of life, even for those individuals who may ultimately suffer from severe brain damage or dementia. Every pitfall has been considered and solved! It also guides families through the chaos that results from inadequate advance care planning. His book is so good that our organization keeps copies at every office. It is a mainstay of the recommendations we provide our clients.”

Barbara Coombs Lee, PA, FNP, JD; Family Nurse Practitioner and Attorney; President and Co-CEO, Compassion and Choices; Chief Petitioner for the Oregon Death with Dignity Act