The Right To Die With Dignity, Compassion and Peace
University of Miami
Sunday, June 9, 2019 9:30am-10:00am
This speech will cover the various moral, ethical and legal aspects of the right to die on one’s own terms including:
The movement to control our own lives and death when the patient’s medical outlook is terrible and suffering is great.
Effectively dealing with modern medicines and equipment that can often keep a terminally ill person alive long past what the patient and loved ones desire.
The national movement to pass physician aid-in-dying laws in the 50 states.
Importance of having a “living will” and appointment of a person having “medical power of attorney.”
Other related legal and ethical issues.
Bill Schoolman is the principle speaker in Southeast/Southwest Florida for the “Final Exit Network.” In this capacity, he has made dozens of speeches on “the right to die with dignity, compassion and peace.” Bill was previously the president of the Broward County American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as well as serving as the vice president of the Florida ACLU. Bill did most of the public speaking for the ACLU in Broward County. Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a Juris Doctor degree in Law, and has served as a senior business executive in several companies in the association field.