A few words from our M.D. Board Members

Our two Board members have recently been published arguing the logic and compassion underpinning Death with Dignity legislation, such as HB789.  Dr William Hazzard had his Letter to the Editor of the Winston Salem Journal published in early June in which he discusses the case of his sister Ra, who used the law in Oregon because of its unavailability here in NC.

Dr Hazzard’s op-ed

And Dr Haider Warraich, on the occasion of the British edition of his book Modern Death, published an excerpt in the Guardian detailing the travails of Karen Ann Quinlan who was perhaps the first public face of a terminal patient seeking redress through a compassionate death.

Dr. Warraich’s Guardian excerpt here

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Edmund Tiryakian

Ed Tiryakian, J.D., MBA, founded Dying Right NC in 2015 and is its Executive Director. He previously worked in international banking in Asia before retiring to his native NC.He believes End of Life issues are one of society’s most pressing challenges as we all live longer and the medicalization of the dying process continues to conflict with the individual’s right to choose his or her end.