New America Media (NAM) has a great two part series on end-of-life issues for ethnic elders. Reporter Julie Pham focuses on the Vietnamese, Somali, and Latino populations in Seattle. Part one focuses on how most ethnic elders knew little about or were reluctant to vote on the physician assisted suicide law in Washington. In part two, Pham explores how ethnic elders make (or avoid making) decisions about end of life options and how they discuss their choices with their loved ones.

2-PART SERIES ON END-OF-LIFE ISSUES:

Part 1 – “Ethnic Elders Split on Washington State Assisted-Suicide Law,” New America Media/Northwest Vietnamese News, News Feature, Julie Pham, Ph.D., Posted: Oct 01, 2010.
Link:
http://bit.ly/aJW33I
Vietnamese, Latino and Somali seniors know little about Washington state’s 2008 law permitting doctor-aided suicide for terminally ill patients.

Part 2 –  “Ethnic Seniors Avoid End-of-Life Talk, but Want More Options,” New America Media/Northwest Vietnamese News, News Feature, Julie Pham, Posted: Oct 04, 2010.
Link:
http://bit.ly/bZ9SJY
Ethnic seniors in Seattle fear that medicine will prolong life beyond its natural limits. Many don’t want to talk about it, but others want to know their option..

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