John T. McQueen: [0:02] Welcome to Anderson‑McQueen’s radio show Undertakings. I’m John McQueen, president and owner of Anderson‑McQueen Funeral Homes, and as always on this show, we “undertake” those subjects that you want to know about.
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[0:36] Our topic today is exploring the right to die movement. Our special guest today is Marcia Bailey. Marcia is with
Compassion & Choices, and she is the facilitator of the Clearwater Chapter, which is a Right to Die Advocacy group.
[0:55] Miss Bailey is a retired social worker, who trained staff at a nursing home, talked to patients and their families for hospice, served on the board of Funeral Consumers Alliance, and led a group for bereaved individuals at a mental health facility.
[1:12] We want to welcome Marcia here today. We know she will help us in undertaking this worthy subject. Welcome, Marcia.
Marcia Bailey: [1:20] Thank you, John. Glad to be here.
John: [1:22] We’re glad to have you. This is a topic that every family and every individual needs to think about, and help to get that word out there so that everybody has a better understanding of what the Right to Die Movement or Advocacy is all about.
[1:42] We know you’re going to do a great job today helping us understand a little bit better about that.
Marcia: [1:47] Thanks. One of our leaders nationally says that everyone is only bad death away from being interested in our organization, because when you watch someone you love die horribly, then, you really care about this a lot.
John: [2:03] Sure. If you don’t mind, why not share with us a little bit. As I stated, you’re an advocate for Compassion & Choices. What is Compassion & Choices? What does it do?
Marcia: [2:16] Compassion & Choices wants people to plan what kind of a death they would like to have.