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Category Archive: News

/ February 14, 2018

Grupos Latinos De Salud Respaldan El Proyecto De Ley De Ayuda Médica Para Morir En Nueva York

La Comisión Latina sobre el SIDA y el Hispanic Health Network, anunció hoy que se unirá a Compassion and Choices en la campaña para que se autorice la Ley de Ayuda Médica Para Morir de Nueva York (S.3151/A.2383) lo más pronto posible. El proyecto de ley daría a los Neoyorquinos con enfermedades terminales, la opción […]

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Latino Health Groups Endorse NY Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill

The Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Health Network announced today that they are joining Compassion & Choices in the campaign to pass New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act (S.3151/A.2383) as quickly as possible. The bill would give terminally ill New Yorkers the option to request a doctor’s prescription for medication they can decide to […]

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/ February 13, 2018

A Catholic, Latino Perspective on End-of-Life Suffering

This is a translated story. The original piece ran for El Diario. As leader of the Latino Commission on AIDS and founder of the Hispanic Health Network I see the horrors of too many Latino New Yorkers facing slow, painful deaths. Their pain is a reminder of my journey in 2005 –  when I was […]

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/ February 2, 2018

I’m a doctor with end-stage cancer. I support medical aid in dying.

This article originally appeared for STAT news.  I’m a doctor with incurable stage 4 prostate cancer. When my suffering becomes intolerable, I hope my doctors will permit me the option to end it peacefully with medical aid in dying — something I have been working to get explicitly authorized in Massachusetts, where I live. Medical […]

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Compassion & Choices promueve a su Directora de Programa, Kim Callinan, como CEO

Compassion & Choices anunció hoy la promoción de su Directora de Programas, Kim Callinan, como Directora Ejecutiva (CEO). Barbara Coombs Lee, quien en 1994 fue la coautora de la primera ley de ayuda medica para morir en Oregon y ha servido como CEO y Presidenta de la organización que aboga por la defensa de los […]

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Colorado’s Official 1st Annual Report on End-of-Life Options Act Show It’s Working Well

Compassion & Choices lauds Colorado’s first report detailing usage of the End-of-Life Options Act during its first year of implementation. Colorado is one of six states, along with the District of Columbia, where medical aid in dying is authorized as an option for mentally capable, terminally ill adults with six months or less to live […]

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/ February 1, 2018

Compassion & Choices Promotes Chief Program Officer Kim Callinan to CEO

Compassion & Choices today announced the promotion of its chief program officer, Kim Callinan, to chief executive officer (CEO). Barbara Coombs Lee, who co-authored the nation’s first medical aid-in-dying law in Oregon in 1994 and served as CEO and president of the end-of-life care advocacy organization for the last 13 years, will remain president of […]

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/ January 24, 2018

Kaiser Permanente Southern California Study Shows California End of Life Option Act Working Well

The California End of Life Option Act (CA EOLOA) took effect in June 2016, allowing terminally ill adults with six months or less to live to pursue medical aid in dying as an end-of-life care option. California became the most populous and diverse state to pass a medical aid-in-dying law, and many wondered how access […]

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/ January 19, 2018

Group Warns New Health “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” Threatens Patients End-of-Life Care

(Washington, D.C. – Jan. 19, 2018) Compassion & Choices today warned that the new “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights threatens patients’ legal rights to access all end-of life care options. The HHS “conscience protections” are designed to help healthcare providers “file […]

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/ January 2, 2018

The Christian case for right-to-die

This guest commentary originally appeared for The Quad-City Times Like many other faith leaders, I have spent a great deal of time helping people and families in difficult times, particularly as a Hospice chaplain. Understandably, death is a topic that most people want to avoid talking about. But spiritual leaders embrace dying as a natural […]

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