His nurse works for Hospice of Michigan, but Frederick Tinsley is pretty clear: He has no intentions of dying yet. That’s just fine. The retired metallurgy technician is part of a growing program by Hospice of Michigan that upends what most people think about hospice care. (Erb, 5/11) The Detroit Free Press: Patients Don’t Have To Trade Treatment For Comfort The former president of a national right-to-die group on trial for allegedly assisting in the suicide of a Minnesota woman testified Monday that members of Final Exit Network do not assist in suicides and the group agrees to support someone during a “self deliverance” only when that person is suffering from unbearable pain and meets other criteria. (5/11) The Associated Press: Final Exit’s Former Head Says Group Didn’t Assist Suicides Former Head Of Right-To-Die Group Says Members Don’t Assist In Suicides The past president of “Final Exit” is on trial for allegedly assisting a Minnesota woman’s suicide. In Michigan, a hospice care group comforts seriously ill people while still helping provide curative therapies. This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.