Did you know that 10 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have medical aid-in-dying laws? And, in 2023, over 20 states introduced legislation. While Ohio does not have a law, many healthcare professionals who work with terminally ill patients in this state are asked questions about this option, and others are educating students who may one day practice in a state with voluntary assisted dying laws.
The Department of Bioethics and Ohio End of Life Options will host a conversation with anthropologist and author Anita Hannig to explore this topic. Hannig will present “Medical Aid in Dying in America” Friday, June 2, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Samson Pavilion, Classroom 103 A/B.
In 2015, Anita Hannig began researching medical aid-in-dying in the United States. She spent hundreds of hours speaking with doctors, patients and lawmakers across the country. The results of Hannig’s long-term project are laid out in her latest book, The Day I Die: The Untold Story of Assisted Dying in America.