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Wed, Oct 27


CCA Zoom Meeting Room

Cindy Merrill | Must We Suffer Our Way to Death? (October Lunch & Learn)

Grab a sandwich or a bowl of soup and turn on your device to enjoy our new and popular Lunch & Learn Series. It comes to you over Zoom during your lunch hour, and topics vary from serious to fun. Noon to 1 pm.

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Cindy Merrill | Must We Suffer Our Way to Death? (October Lunch & Learn)
Cindy Merrill | Must We Suffer Our Way to Death? (October Lunch & Learn)

Time & Location

Oct 27, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

CCA Zoom Meeting Room

About the Event

The topic is controversial but necessary for those of us aging or with aging loved ones. The threshold and fundamental question is: should a terminally ill, competent adult have the right to hasten their death if their suffering becomes too unbearable? Although palliative and hospice care have improved immeasurably over the years, many dying patients still do not get the relief they need at the end of life, says advocate Cindy Merrill. Medical aid in dying, sometimes called death with dignity or physician-assisted dying, is now legal in 10 states and the District of Columbia, but not in Texas. Learn more about medical aid in dying and other end-of-life options which may help a terminally ill patient obtain a gentle and compassionate death. Here are two sites to learn more on your own: and

Presenter: Cindy Merrill, co-founder of Texas Death with Dignity, local advocate for the Death with Dignity National Center, volunteer for Compassion & Choices Texas 

Topic:Must We Suffer Our Way to Death?: Social Reform vs. Institutional Opposition to Medical Aid in Dying”

Date: Wednesday, October 27

Time: noon to 1 pm

Zoom Link: (Save this as it takes you directly to the meeting. Please enter early.)

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