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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.


/ 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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/ December 12, 2017

Massachusetts Medical Society Drops Opposition to Medical Aid in Dying

Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) dropped its longtime opposition to legislation that would authorize medical aid in dying in the state. The decision followed a year-long process of debate and deliberation by the society, including a survey of its membership, which found that 62 percent of respondents supported current aid-in-dying legislation, the […]

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/ December 4, 2017

Mass. Medical Society Drops Opposition to Medical Aid in Dying

Compassion & Choices praised the Massachusetts Medical Society for dropping its longtime opposition to legislation giving terminally ill patients the option of medical aid in dying to peacefully end unbearable suffering. The society’s House of Delegates voted to adopt a new position of “neutral engagement” on Saturday, one day after the release on Friday of […]

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