Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Medically Assisted Dying

  • Effervesce

    Catalina Florina Florescu  Hoboken, New Jersey, United States   Note: Scroll to continue the comic     CATALINA FLORINA FLORESCU holds a Ph.D. in Medical Humanities from Purdue University. She is the curator of the New Plays Festival at JCTC. Her next and last book is under contract with Routledge, Female Playwrights Intersectionality in Contemporary Romanian…

  • Going boldly into the night: a reflection on “death with dignity”

    Lenore M. Montanaro North Kingstown, Rhode Island    Anatomy of the Heart by Enrique Simonet, 1890, The Prado Museum, Madrid Doctors should minimize one’s suffering at death and uphold the patient’s right to bodily integrity and self-determination. If someone with decisional capacity is diagnosed with a terminal illness such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (“Lou Gehrig’s disease”),…