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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.
As patients become increasingly ill and even reach the end of their lives, they may receive comprehensive medical care that could be considered non-beneficial. For example, one in four people who enter the intensive care unit (ICU) who have documented do-not-resuscitate orders still receive CPR. Overall, one in three people receive non-beneficial treatment. Although physicians […]Read More
(Suffolk, Mass. – Oct. 26, 2016) Compassion & Choices has filed suit in Massachusetts Superior Court on behalf of two Barnstable County doctors asserting current state law allows physicians to offer terminally ill, mentally capable adults the option of medical aid in dying. Compassion & Choices won a similar suit in 2009 when the […]Read More
Click here to read this piece in El Diario. Este articulo originalmente fue publicado en el Diario 10/18/16. Mi hijo Miguel Carrasquillo soportó una muerte agonizante debido a un cáncer cerebral. Él vivió los últimos meses de su vida abogando valientemente por leyes que autoricen la ayuda médica para morir como una opción para adultos con […]Read More