Below is information about available options to minimize suffering and increase comfort at the end of life. This includes pain and symptom management, hospice, declining treatment, and voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED). For jurisdictions where medical aid in dying is authorized, we’ve included specific information about how to access it.
Click any of the links below to download an electronic version of our end-of-life information packets:
National – Outlines the full range of end-of-life options for people living in states without a medical aid-in-dying law.
California – National packet plus information about California’s End of Life Option Act.
Colorado – National packet plus information about Colorado’s End-of-Life Options Act.
Oregon – National packet plus information about Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act.
Montana – National packet plus information about Montana’s aid-in-dying judgment.
Vermont – National packet plus information about Vermont’s Patient Choice at the End of Life Act.
Washington – Link to End-of-Life Washington.
Hawai‘i – Coming soon.
Washington, D.C. – Coming soon.
Compassion & Choices’ End-of-Life Consultation program (EOLC) provides information on the full range of options at the end of life. EOLC, and representatives of EOLC, do not provide medical or legal advice. We simply inform individuals of the available options.