News & Story Ideas
Dignity in Death – Zoe discusses what prompted her to write her memoir Imperfect Endings: A Daughter's Story of Love, Loss, and Letting Go.
Law and Death – Laws concerning assisted suicide vary from state to state. Zoe can discuss the best and worst approaches to the issue and give her thoughts on the future of legal assisted suicide in
Choices – With the uproar over so-called "death panels" as part of healthcare reform, Zoe discusses the importance of having doctors counsel their elderly patients on end-of-life options.
"Bullies" in the End-of-Life Debate – Zoe discusses why the Obama Administration abruptly backed away from supporting a frank and open discussion about end-of-life planning between doctors and their elderly patients.
Young People and Suicide – Zoe explains how she discussed her mother's decision with her own two teenaged daughters and some keys to preventing suicide among the young and able-bodied.
THE TALK – Most people find it difficult to talk about end-of-life choices. Zoe explains why it is so important to have these conversations and how families can initiate them.
Coping Styles –
Zoe discusses her mother's "unsentimental" approach to death and talks
about how end-of-life decisions are highly individual. They can be
influenced by everything from religious beliefs to personality traits.
Mothers, Daughters and Sisters Coping – Zoe discusses how her mother's decision to end her life affected the relationship between her and her sisters.
Hope and Sharing – Zoe discusses why people caring for terminally ill loved ones should share what they are going through with others.
Book Club Bucket-List – Zoe discusses some of the conversations she hopes her book will spur among readers.
Beauty in Goodbyes – Zoe tells how families can become closer as they come together to discuss a loved one's end-of-life wishes.
Looking Ahead – Zoe, a lifelong writer for many national publications, discusses her plans to write a novel and her future role in the national debate over assisted suicide.
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