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Compassion & Choices is the nation’s oldest, largest and most active nonprofit working to improve care and expand options for the end of life.


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/ March 29, 2017

In Memorium

Monique Van der Ven died peacefully in Vermont on January 27, 2016, at the age of 56 after taking a medical aid-in-dying prescription obtained through her doctor under the Vermont Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act (Act 39). In 2006 she was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare but aggressive head […]

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/ March 27, 2017

Medicare’s Advance Care Planning Exceeds Expectations

Medicare has been focusing more on patient-centered care. Last year, this program which provides healthcare for some 55 million Americans took a positive step in the patient-centered direction: it created a new benefit that let people talk with their doctors about planning for the end of life. The response from the public has been strong. […]

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