Compassion & Choices is the nation’s oldest, largest and most active nonprofit working to improve care and expand options for the end of life.
Research shows that most people facing a grave illness would choose improved quality of life over quantity of days when weighing treatment options. But unfortunately, patients consistently overestimate benefits and underestimate harms of medical tests and procedures. And too often physicians neglect to give full information about the pros and cons of various choices. “American […]Read More
Joan Stucker joined the fight for end-of-life options before the California legislative campaign picked up steam in 2014. She helped start a program called Friends of Compassion & Choices, which grew to include an email tree of over 600 people and accelerated volunteerism in the campaign. She and other Coachella Valley Action Team volunteers made […]Read More
Because a single lawmaker did not agree with it – although a strong majority in his district voted in favor – Colorado’s recently passed medical aid-in-dying law was nearly rendered inaccessible to residents. Using the budget process, Senator Kevin Lundberg (Dist. 15) cut the funding required by the state to collect data for the Colorado […]Read More