Death with Dignity  

Death with Dignity

Assignment:

In this assignment you will apply last week’s advocacy material to the topics for this week (medical tourism and death with dignity).  Please go to this link below to see the reading material: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CKJinPoVpe6dmEzaBqyIJAp35p8-rZ6t

There are two parts to this assignment.

Part 1: Medical Tourism:  

Assume that West Virginia’s HB 4359 (2006) bill has been reintroduced in 2018 and is scheduled for a House health care committee hearing in West Virginia.  (see attached file)

You are a lobbyist for one of the following groups (identify which group in your answer). Pick which group you are a lobbyist for:

1. Consumer/patient group, or

2. Employer group (for example, small business association, union, large employer), or

3. Health care provider group (for example, state medical association)

Now, write one to two paragraphs (250 words) describing your testimony before the House health care committee. 

1) Who are you lobbying for?

2) Are you testifying for or against the bill?

3) What is your testimony?

Part 2: Death with Dignity:  

The group you represent would like to weigh in on New York State’s Medical Aid in Dying bill A02383A.

Assume you are a lobbyist for one of the following groups.  Pick which group you represent:

1. Consumer/patient group, or

2. Religious organization, or

3. Health care provider group

Now, they have asked you to provide one to two paragraphs (250 words) explaining the advocacy strategy that you recommend they take with respect to this bill.

1) Who are you lobbying for?

2) Is the organization you represent in favor of or against the NY bill?

3) What strategy do you recommend?

****Provide all references in APA

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