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Resource ID: #28805
Subject: Assisted Suicide
Source: Katie Engelhart
Date: 2019-03-20



Journalist Katie Engelhart follows Debra Koosed, a 65-year-old dementia patient, on her journey to end her own life. Oregon, the first state to legalize assisted suicide, deliberately excludes people with dementia. Engelhart spent months speaking with more than 30 people connected to an underground right-to-die group called the Final Exit Network (FEN), which ultimately assisted Koosed with her suicide. Because her cognition varied by the day, Engelhart gained meaningful consent before every interview, ultimately resulting in an intimate portrait of a woman confronting the most momentous decision of her life.
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