No doubt it’s a controversial topic. But for anyone who has experienced a loved one suffering at the end of life, the question of whether to purposely bring that life to an end has likely risen. Under the aegis of the term “aid-in-dying,” patients, physicians, legislators, and advocates have all been grappling with whether and when it is ever appropriate to provide someone with the legal means to end their life in the face of a terminal diagnosis. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, there has been increasing support for this practice, as multiple states have now either legalized aid-in-dying or are currently considering it through a legislative process. To learn more about this development, Read Here. Oregon was the first state to take this step, in 1997, and since then approximately 1300 Oregonians have used this process to end their lives, with the median age of these patients being 74. It’s a painfully personal decision, but one Oregon family has chosen to make public their documentation of the process as a way to help others better understand how to think about this. With the documentary Living & Dying: A Love Story, filmmakers Sher and Ron Safran share the poignant story of Sher’s parents, Charlie and Francie Emerick, who jointly made the decision to use the Oregon aid-in-dying law when they were both diagnosed with terminal diseases. To learn more about this couple’s unique story, read this Kaiser Health News report Here.