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Hawai‘i Aid-in-Dying Legislation Advances
Compassion & Choices is the nation’s oldest, largest and most active nonprofit working to improve care and expand options for the end of life.
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 […]Read More
(Helena, Mont.) — The Montana Senate rejected SB 360 today, a bill introduced by Sen. Albert Olszewski (SD 6), that would have allowed the state of Montana to charge physicians with murder for writing a prescription for aid-in-dying medication for a terminally ill adult who requests it to peacefully end their suffering. The bill failed […]Read More
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. […]Read More