A New Sort Of Consultant: Advising Doctors, Patients On California’s Aid-In-Dying Law

(By Lisa Aliferis for Kaiser Health News)

BERKELEY, Calif. — Few people have the unusual set of professional experiences that Dr. Lonny Shavelson does. He worked as an emergency room physician in Berkeley for years — while also working as a journalist. He has written several books and takes hauntingly beautiful photographs.

Now, just as California’s law aid-in-dying law takes effect this week, Shavelson has added another specialty: A consultant to physicians and terminally ill patients who have questions about how it works. Read article here…..

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