Compassion & Choices is the nation’s oldest, largest and most active nonprofit working to improve care and expand options for the end of life.
Sally Jordan of Wylie, Texas, had an explicit living will with a “do not resuscitate” order, and made sure her family and healthcare providers were aware. Yet she suffered exactly the kind of death she did not want. Jordan was found unconscious on May 4, 2015. Paramedics took her to the hospital, which led to […]Read More
A kind and generous ally and friend of C&C, Dustin Hankinson, died the morning of May 16 at his home in Lolo, Montana. He was 42. His warm spirit was reflected in his life’s work — fighting for justice for people living with disabilities. At age 11, Dustin was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which […]Read More
Because, frustratingly, it isn’t always the case, seeing the will of the people reflected in legislative action feels encouraging, regardless of the near-term outcome. And every success helps move the movement forward. Aid-in-dying bills in both Nevada and Maine – states which boast 72 and 70 percent support among residents for the option respectively – […]Read More