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Category Archive: Press Release

/ November 17, 2017

Vermont Medical Society Recognizes Medical Aid in Dying in New Policy on End-of-Life Care

“Even when physicians use all the tools at hand to care for pain and suffering, a small number of patients still suffer,” says the new policy position posted on the Vermont Medical Society website at: bit.ly/2zJ2DQM. “Each of these patients is unique; each one of the patients will challenge the caregiver’s skills in the extreme; […]

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/ November 14, 2017

Amherst Becomes 4th Jurisdiction in Massachusetts to Endorse Medical Aid in Dying

Compassion & Choices praised the Amherst Town Meeting for voting tonight to endorse the Massachusetts End of Life Options Act (H.1194/S.1225). The approval vote makes Amherst the fourth jurisdiction to support medical aid in dying as an option for mentally capable, terminally ill Massachusetts adult residents with six months or less to live to end […]

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/ November 9, 2017

Líderes de Fé instan al Congreso a rechazar el derecho aprobado por la Cámara de Representantes para revocar la ley de Ayuda Médica para Morir de D.C.

Cincuenta y nueve líderes de fé de diversas denominaciones entregaron hoy una carta al Congreso instando a los legisladores a “ser misericordiosos como su padres en el cielo” rechazando la actual legislación para revocar la ley de ayuda médica para morir de D.C. y la oposición a esta opción de atención al final de la […]

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Faith Leaders Urge Congress to Reject House-approved Rider to Repeal D.C. Medical Aid-in-Dying Law

Fifty-nine diverse faith leaders today delivered a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to “be merciful as your father in heaven is merciful” by rejecting current legislation to repeal D.C.’s medical aid-in-dying law and opposing this end-of-life care option nationwide. The letter signers are from D.C. and 23 states and collectively represent 14 faiths: Baptist, Catholic, […]

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/ November 3, 2017

LA ASOCIACIÓN PARA PREVENCIÓN DE SUICIDIO CONCLUYE QUE LA AYUDA MÉDICA PARA MORIR NO ES SUICIDIO

Compassion & Choices elogió a una asociación de investigación médica y prevención de suicidio, al emitir una declaración el jueves concluyendo que la ayuda médica para morir “es distinta del comportamiento por el cual se le ha descrito tradicionalmente como “suicidio”. “En el suicidio, una vida que podría haber continuado indefinidamente es acortada”, dijo Colleen […]

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Northampton Becomes Third Jurisdiction in Massachusetts to Endorse Medical Aid in Dying

The Northampton City Council became the third jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to pass a resolution supporting medical aid in dying as a peaceful option for mentally capable, terminally ill adults to end unbearable suffering. The approved resolution urges state lawmakers to pass the End of Life Options Act (H.1194/S.1225), which was introduced in […]

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Suicide Prevention Association Concludes Medical Aid in Dying is Not Suicide

Compassion & Choices praised a suicide prevention, medical research association for issuing a statement Thursday concluding medical aid in dying “is distinct from the behavior that has been traditionally and ordinarily described as ‘suicide.’” “In suicide, a life that could have continued indefinitely is cut short,” said Colleen Creighton, executive director of The American Association […]

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/ November 1, 2017

Compassion & Choices Lanza Consejos de Liderazgo Latino y Afroamericano

Para conmemorar el mes Nacional de Cuidados de Hospicio y Cuidados Paliativos, Compassion & Choices anunció hoy el lanzamiento de sus Consejos de Liderazgo Latino y Afroamericano como parte de su expansión de alcance para todos los estadounidenses a nivel nacional, sobre todas sus opciones de cuidado para fin de vida. Dichas opciones incluyen hospicio, […]

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Compassion & Choices Launches African-American, Latino Leadership Councils

To commemorate National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, Compassion & Choices today announced the launch of its African-American and Latino Leadership Councils as part of its expanding outreach to all Americans nationwide about their end-of-life care options. These options include hospice, palliative care and medical aid in dying. The councils are an extension of Compassion […]

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/ October 25, 2017

Consejo Nacional Hispano para el Adulto Mayor Apoya Leyes de Ayuda Médica para Morir

Compassion & Choices elogió hoy al Consejo Nacional Hispano para el Adulto Mayor (NHCOA, por sus siglas en inglés) por anunciar su apoyo a las leyes que otorgan a los adultos mentalmente competentes, con una enfermedad terminal y un pronóstico de vida de seis meses o menos, la opción de recibir asistencia médica al morir […]

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