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The article in Friday's newspaper regarding the Wisconsin Medical Society and hospitals encouraging the use of advance directives and doctor-patient discussion of end of life choices is long overdue and welcome.

Besides discussing palliative and hospice care, I hope those discussions broaden the range of topics to terminal sedation to stop uncontrolled pain and the voluntary stopping of eating and drinking.

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In addition, the Wisconsin Medical Society should support the Wisconsin Death With Dignity Bill, modeled after the Oregon Death With Dignity Law, which has been supported by Sen. Fred Risser.

— James L. Greenwald, Madison

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