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Palliative care expert is a vocal opponent of Death With Dignity law
Palliative care expert is a vocal opponent of Death With Dignity law

Ira Byock, one of the nation's leading experts on hospice and palliative care, rushed into Westlake High School's advanced anatomy classroom. Delayed by traffic on the 405, he was late for a talk with students at the Westlake Village school about some serious stuff: dying, pain, loss. Inevitably, he knew, he'd face a question or two about assisted suicide. ------------ FOR THE RECORD Ira Byock: In the April 6 California section, an article about Dr. Ira Byock's opposition to "right to die" legislation said that Byock was a former director of palliative medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center at Dartmouth University. The medical...

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