The U.S. is facing a Looming Crisis of Suffering as Americans approaching death increasingly find themselves on a conveyer belt of unnecessary, unwanted and painful medical treatment.
Challenges within our medical system hinder honest discussions between doctors, patients and their loved ones about end-of-life care priorities and all available options.
Our vision is a society where people receive state-of-the-art care and a full range of choices for dying in comfort, dignity and control.
We aim to educate and empower individuals to understand their rights, the risks and rewards of all feasible treatment options, treatment decisions are fully respected, and that care reflects a person’s values and priorities for life’s final chapter.
These comprehensive resources cover everything from Commonly Used Terms to information on Stopping Unwanted Medical Treatment and End of Life: Options for Care and Choice.
Our End-of-Life Information Center offers a variety resources and tools to help people make end-of-life plans, in collaboration with their loved ones and healthcare providers.