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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.

Are you a practicing physician in California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont or Washington, D.C.? We offer access to free, confidential telephone consultation with our seasoned medical directors, each with years of experience in end-of-life medical care. To connect with other doctors, please email Doc2Doc at [email protected]


/ April 2, 2018

Medical aid in dying helps physicians care for whole patient

This article originally appeared for The Desert Sun When I was growing up, my dad would take me to the hospital to see my mom, Jeanne, at work. She was an registered nurse in the operating room and emergency department. By the end of her career, she moved into case management. She had chosen her […]

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/ March 23, 2018

The Role of the Doctor in Transforming End-of-Life Choice and Care

Today marks the 20th anniversary of a doctor writing the first prescription medication under Oregon’s medical aid in dying law. That courageous doctor was Pete Reagan. I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Pete and his wife, Bonnie, in their beautiful Portland home. Several weeks after visiting with Pete and Bonnie, I met with […]

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