end of Life

Under the Microscope
5:45 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Addressing death through a greeting card

Photo of Regina Holliday and her husband prior to 2009. Frederick Allen Holliday II died in June of 2009.
Photo courtesy of Regina Holliday

When Regina Holliday’s husband, Frederick Allen Holliday II, went to the hospital in 2009, he was already at the end stages of kidney cancer.

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6:35 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Under the Microscope: October 6th, 2011

Rep. Bill White (R., Joplin) is introducing the end-of-life bill.

This week, we look at a bill that could take some of the uncertainty out of end-of-life decisions. Plus, will funding woes doom agricultural research?

Hosted by Kyle Deas

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Health & Wealth
5:21 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Lawmaker Seeks New 'Family Consent' Law

State Representative Bill White wants a "family consent" law in Missouri.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

End-of-life decisions can be wrenching for families. In the early 2000s, the case of Terri Schiavo riveted the nation, as her family battled over whether to remove her feeding tube or keep her on life support. Now, 44 states have so-called “family consent” laws, which help determine which family member should make health care decisions. Missouri is one of the six states with no such law, putting families and doctors in legal limbo. But a bill headed for the Missouri legislature could change that.

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