Assisted Suicide, How We Grieve, End of Life Medical Care

We enjoyed tea, cake and cookies (or biscuits, if you prefer!) yesterday on a bright, beautiful Portland afternoon.

A poem by John O'Donohue launched a lively, heartfelt, and compassionate discussion of the different ways that we grieve. We discussed the use and limits of Oregon's Assisted Suicide law. We shared our different experiences with end of life care in hospitals and the lack of readily available information about what the final days and hours of life might look like. We discussed what a gift it would be to our families if we cleaned out our stuff before we die:

Before we knew it, it was 4:00 p.m. and our two hours Death Cafe came to a close.

Next City of Roses Death Cafe is October 28.

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