Compassion & Choices is the nation’s oldest, largest and most active nonprofit working to improve care and expand options for the end of life.
“Even when physicians use all the tools at hand to care for pain and suffering, a small number of patients still suffer,” says the new policy position posted on the Vermont Medical Society website at: bit.ly/2zJ2DQM. “Each of these patients is unique; each one of the patients will challenge the caregiver’s skills in the extreme; […]Read More
Compassion & Choices praised the Amherst Town Meeting for voting tonight to endorse the Massachusetts End of Life Options Act (H.1194/S.1225). The approval vote makes Amherst the fourth jurisdiction to support medical aid in dying as an option for mentally capable, terminally ill Massachusetts adult residents with six months or less to live to end […]Read More
This article originally appeared for Medscape. Although physician-assisted dying (PAD) remains a highly contentious and controversial topic, it is going on. It is now legal in six states in the United States. In these states, the law allows physicians to offer terminally ill adults the option of a lethal dose of an oral prescription medication, […]Read More