End-of-Life Choice, Death with Dignity, Palliative Care and Counseling

Study Finds Patients Use Oregon DWD Act to Die at Home, Stay Independentby admin


A new study published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine, in which clients of Compassion & Choices of Oregon participated, found that terminally ill individuals using the Oregon Death with Dignity Act did so because they wanted to die at home, remain independent and control pain at the end of a terminal illness.

“The study’s findings continue to confirm the safety and benefits of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act,” said Barbara Coombs Lee, president of Compassion & Choices, the nonprofit organization that serves as the steward of the law and serves terminal patients and their families throughout the U.S.

Read the press release here