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September 6th, 2020

Barbara Mancini — Arrested and Wrongly Accused of Aiding Her Father’s Attempted Suicide

  1. Barbara Mancini -- Arrested and Wrongly Accused of Aiding Her Father’s Attempted Suicide 56:35

In 2013, Barbara Mancini was arrested and prosecuted in Pennsylvania on the charge of aiding the attempted suicide of her dying 93-year-old father after handing him his prescribed morphine. A hospice nurse and police authorities ignored his written advance directives, and he was hospitalized and treated in defiance of his end-of-life wishes. A year later, a judge dismissed the case against her. Her case was featured on TV’s “60 Minutes” and “National Public Radio”. She has traveled the country speaking about her experience, and has become a vocal advocate for honoring wishes, improving care and expanding options at the end of life. Find out more about Barbara and her story at

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