Assisted Suicide Ex-Proponent, Dr. Diane Meier, Speaks Wisdom

Date: Apr 12, 2011

Category: End-of-Life

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Dr. Diane Meier was once a vocal proponent of assisted suicide.  She is one of the nation’s top palliative care experts–along with Dr. Kathleen Foley.  Here are her credentials: she was a winner of a McArthur (genius) Fellowship and Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), Director of the Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute; Professor of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine; and Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics in the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

Some years back, Meier saw the light and wrote a piece in the New York Times reversing herself on assisted suicide, and while she is not an activist in the sense that I am against that doctor prescribed death agenda, she tells it like it is when asked. Apparently she was the key presenter at a palliative care conference and was asked about assisted suicide. Read more ...