The woman behind California's end-of-life law

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

As excerpted from the Los Angeles Times.

For decades, Susan Talamantes Eggman's life has revolved around death.

As a hospice social worker, she sat by the bedsides of hundreds of terminally ill patients. As a doctoral candidate, she researched the end-of-life experiences of Latino families in the Central Valley.

Now, as a state Assembly member, she is the lead author of the law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday allowing terminally ill patients to legally obtain lethal doses of prescription drugs to end their lives.