Compassion & Choices of Washington is recognized nationally for its advocacy work and its commitment to improved treatment of pain and expanded end-of-life options. Volunteers and staff facilitate discussions between patients, physicians and family members.
Initiative 1000 of 2008 established the State of Washington’s Death with Dignity Act (DWDA), which legalizes physician-assisted dying with certain restrictions. Passage of this initiative made Washington the second U.S. state to permit this practice. Compassion & Choices of Washington upholds the right of qualified patients to use DWDA and the rights of patients whose end-of-life wishes are not being honored. They also educate the public, healthcare professionals, lawmakers and the media about end-of-life issues.
If your end-of-life plans aren’t in place yet, download and complete the following Advance Directive:
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Contact Jenny Ruff, Program Coordinator, at 877.222.2816 or firstname.lastname@example.org.