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Doctors for Dignity

Doctors for Dignity is a community of physicians from across the country speaking out in support for a full range of options at the end of life, including medical aid in dying.

We provide the tools and information you need to effectively communicate with lawmakers, the media and the public.

Have questions? Please contact Rebecca Thoman at [email protected] or 303.217.2081.


/ September 21, 2017

Disappointing News from American College of Physicians

On September 19, the American College of Physicians (ACP) Board of Regents reaffirmed the organization’s longstanding opposition to “assisted suicide,” despite the fact that medical aid in dying has been practiced by hundreds of physicians in six states for more than 30 cumulative years. Read the Paper. In contrast to the ACP, a growing number […]

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/ August 30, 2017

LA Times: There’s an unforeseen benefit to California’s physician-assisted death law

This story originally appeared on www.latimes.com on Aug. 21, 2017 Some doctors in California felt uncomfortable last year when a new law began allowing terminally ill patients to request lethal medicines, saying their careers had been dedicated to saving lives, not ending them. Many healthcare systems designed protocols for screening people who say they’re interested […]

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/ August 21, 2017

The Scientist: Accessing Drugs for Medical Aid-in-Dying

This article originally appeared on August 17, 2017 for http://www.the-scientist.com/  In early 2015, the price of the insomnia drug Seconal doubled overnight to around $30 per 100 mg capsule. The drug’s active ingredient, a barbiturate called secobarbital, was widely prescribed in the mid-20th century as a sleeping pill, before falling out of favor due to […]

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