Posted on November 28th, 2023

Dr. Bob Uslander Explores End of Life Decisions in California on CBS8

According to CBS8, “nearly 4,000 terminally ill patients have opted for physician-assisted death since 2016.” In this recent feature, CBS8 interviews Dr. Bob Uslander of Empowered Endings, Patricia Feliu, wife of an Empowered Endings patient, and Dr. Leslee Cochrane to explore the complexities surrounding end-of-life decisions and California’s End of Life Option Act. 

Key Insights from the Article:

Benefits of California’s End of Life Option Act: This feature illustrates the Act’s positive impact by sharing the story of Patricia and her husband Jaime Feliu, who were able to find solace in the care Empowered Endings and the choice to use Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD). 

Empowered Endings’ Holistic Approach: Empowered Endings goes beyond prescriptions, embracing a holistic approach. Dr. Uslander’s focus extends to supporting families through a challenging time, making the journey as gentle and empowering as possible with a team of supportive guides.

Navigating Ethical Debates: Dr. Uslander addresses criticisms head-on, emphasizing the importance of honoring patients’ choices and minimizing unnecessary suffering. It’s an informed and compassionate stance in the face of complex ethical debates.

Challenges and Controversies:  Despite seven years since its inception, California’s End of Life Option Act remains shrouded in silence and ongoing controversies. CBS8 delves into the persistent debate around assisted dying.

Ready to explore the intricacies of end-of-life decisions and California’s End of Life Option Act?
Watch the interview and read the full article here for an in-depth look at the complexities of this important conversation.