Crisis and Support with Jim Van Buskirk

Jim Van Buskirk

Friday, November 5, 2021, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA radio

When an old friend went to the hospital and suddenly found his moderate disability had become both severe and life threatening, Jim Van Buskirk wanted to help.  Although he lived over a thousand miles away, Van Buskirk found a useful role in posting daily updates on a Caring Bridge site.  It was certainly emotional but becoming somewhat routine until… Jim found himself lying in a hospital bed too.

Jim Van Buskirk tells this unfolding story.


We also talk about Buskirk’s work with the Final Exit Network, a group of volunteers who educate qualified individuals in practical, peaceful ways to end their lives. They offer a compassionate bedside presence and defend people’s right to choose their own death.


Produced and hosted by Adrienne Lauby and Shelley Berman.

original air date: November 5, 2021

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