This podcast series explores different viewpoints surrounding the topic of Medical Aid in Dying. Rather than taking the viewpoint that “my view is the only view,” listeners are encouraged to instead consider whether those of us who live in a democratic and free society, should have the right to legally and ethically choose for ourselves when and how we will exit this life.
Podcast 9: A Public Health Perspective. 31 minutes.Barak Wolff, MPH, is a long time public health leader in New Mexico, in Rural Primary Care, EMS and Trauma Systems, and as the Director of the Public Health Division in the NM Department of Health.
Podcast 8: A Jewish Perspective. 36 minutes. Rabbi Greg Wolfe received his ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1989 and is currently the rabbi emeritus of Congregation Bet Haverim in Davis, CA.
Podcast 7: A Legislative Perspective. 33 minutes. Deborah Armstrong served in the New Mexico House of Representatives from 2015-2022 and was the sponsor of New Mexico’s End-of-Life Options Act which was signed into law in 2021.
Podcast 6: A Patient Perspective. 26 minutes. Erika Gergerich, a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with aging populations describes her personal story of coping with stage 4 breast cancer in a state where medical aid in dying is not recognized.
Podcast 5: A Physician Perspective. 30 minutes. Dr. Evan Pulvers is a family practice physician based in Flagstaff, Arizona. She is an advocate for medical aid in dying, serving on the steering committee at Arizona End of Life Options.
Podcast 3: A Unitarian Perspective. 26 minutes. Rev. Robin Zucker, Unitarian Universalist minister, and past hospice chaplain shares her view of end-of-life choices and how to talk with someone facing death.
Podcast 2: A Christian Perspective. 17 minutes. Dr. Dwight Moore interviews the Rev. Jim Hines about why the Medical Aid in Dying option is acceptable to God for many terminally ill persons who choose it at the end of life.