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Category Archive: News

/ October 10, 2018

NYS American Academy of Family Physicians Helps Persuade American Academy of Family Physicians to Adopt New Position on Medical Aid in Dying

The New York State Academy of Family Physicians helped persuade the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) late Tuesday to adopt a new position of “engaged neutrality” on the issue of medical aid in dying. Since the new position by AAFP, the second largest component society of the AMA with more than 131,400 members, is […]

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/ October 9, 2018

American Academy of Family Physicians Adopts New Position of “Engaged Neutrality” on Medical Aid in Dying

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), broke ranks with the American Medical Association (AMA) today, by adopting a new position of “engaged neutrality” on the issue of medical aid in dying. Since the new position by AAFP, the second largest component society of the AMA with more than 120,000 members, is at odds with the […]

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Ten Facts About Medical Aid in Dying

Please visit the source to read the article “Ten Facts About Medical Aid in Dying “ by C&C Medical Director Dr. David Grube.

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/ October 3, 2018

Campaign to Pass New Jersey Aid-in-Dying Bill Reaches Key Turning Point

The campaign to pass the New Jersey Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act (A1504/S1072) is rapidly picking up momentum, but we cannot afford to rest on our laurels. In response to our grassroots volunteer lobbying campaign and favorable, plentiful news coverage during the last month (see summary at bottom of this blog post), […]

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/ September 18, 2018

End-of-Life Care Nonprofit Earns 4-star Rating from Charity Navigator for 8th Consecutive Year

Compassion & Choices, a national nonprofit organization committed to improving care and expanding options for the end of life, has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity navigator, for the 8th straight year. Only 3 percent of charities Charity Navigator evaluates receive at least 8 consecutive 4-star evaluations. Charity Navigator’s 4-star […]

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/ September 14, 2018

New Jersey Voters, Newspapers Urge Legislature to Pass Medical Aid-in-Dying Law Now!

Starting Sept. 27, when the New Jersey Assembly returns to Trenton for its first of 3 voting days before the end of the year, supporters of the “Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act” (A1504/S1072) will gather in Trenton to demand that lawmakers bring the bill to the floor for a vote. The Assembly’s […]

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/ August 31, 2018

This is How a Hero Dies

Over John McCain’s long life of extraordinary service, he gave us many lessons in courage and character. He forged his reputation as a hero in the crucible of imprisonment and torture in North Vietnam and he carried the blessings and burdens of the label “hero” the remainder of his life. Ideological debates and political battles, […]

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Compassion & Choices Sponsors PSAs to Alert D.C. Residents about their End-of-Life Care Options

Dying patients and their families often are unaware of their various options for end-of-life care, as well as the benefits and burdens of each option. For example, hospice and palliative comfort care often extend both the quality and quantity of life, in contrast to agonizing, futile “curative” treatments that cause needless suffering. Unfortunately, while hospice […]

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/ August 30, 2018

Prepare to implement Our Care, Our Choice Act on Jan. 1

Originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on August 28. Reposted with permission. After a 20-year fight, the “Our Care, Our Choice Act” goes into effect on Jan. 1, authorizing medical aid in dying in the state of Hawaii. This compassionate medical practice gives terminally ill, mentally capable adult residents with six months or less to live […]

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/ July 19, 2018

Lobbyist, Pastor Who Helped Pass CA End of Life Option Act Join Compassion & Choices Board

Compassion & Choices today announced it has appointed a lobbyist and a pastor, both of whom helped in its campaign to pass the 2015 California End of Life Option Act, to its board of directors. The new board members are the Rev. Madison T. Shockley II, the pastor of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ […]

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