"Why We Must Fight the Effort to Repeal D.C.’s Death with Dignity Act"
Compassion & Choices values diversity and appreciates the benefits of having various perspectives and backgrounds among its supporters and staff. Communities of color often have the highest rates of illness, yet are least likely to discuss end-of-life preferences with loved ones or be aware of and take advantage of palliative care. The disparities that exist are the motivating factor for Compassion & Choices’ increased and targeted outreach to communities of color.
Compassion & Choices is committed to raising awareness by ensuring that all Americans are prepared for the inevitable end of life.
This story originally appeared for La Opinion, Los Angeles; El Diario, NY; La Prensa, Miami; and La RAZA, Chicago. Links below. In May 2015, my 35-year-old husband, Juan Fernando Romero, a seemingly healthy young man, suddenly became ill and suffered severe brain damage that left him in a permanent vegetative state. I was pregnant with our second child. […]Read More
This February, the newly formed African-American Leadership Council met in person for the first time in Washington, D.C,. to continue their work to improve end-of-life care for African-Americans. The council represents diverse backgrounds including faith leaders, physicians, nurses, social workers and other community leaders from around the country who bring a wide array of perspectives […]Read More
The Latino Commision on AIDS (LCOA) and the Hispanic Health Network (HHN) joined Compassion & Choices to announce their support for the New York Medical Aid in Dying Act. LCOA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community, and HHN works to eradicate health disparities in Latino communities. […]Read More