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Currently, there is no pending legislative activity in Georgia, however, the Georgia chapter of Compassion & Choices has initiatives to advance the full breadth of Compassion & Choices’ mission simultaneously.
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Georgia Advance Directive
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Chapter board members have reached nearly 1,000 Georgians with their advance healthcare planning presentation in the past four years. “Having an advance directive is one of the most loving things you can do for your family,” chapter president Perry Mitchell declares.
Additionally, the chapter convenes three public meetings per year. On May 15, 2016, Dr. John Laszlo, oncologist and former vice president for research of the American Cancer Society, will speak about his book Understanding Cancer, including how to talk with your doctor about your diagnosis and how to understand what your physician says.
The chapter also is building its strength for future success: identifying a coalition of organizations that support end-of-life policies. Board members are calling representatives of more than 35 local organizations to identify ways to collaborate.
Finally, the chapter is laying the groundwork for introducing medical aid-in-dying legislation, based on Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act. Supporters meet with legislators, educate them on the bill and identify supportive community members for future legislative activity.
We sent the following message to our Georgia supporters last week: Friend, I’d like to invite you to a free screening of the PBS Frontline program, Being Mortal, in Atlanta. After the film, we’ll host a discussion about how to approach the end-of-life conversation. You’ll learn how to prioritize your end-of-life preferences, how to discuss them […]Read More
Compassion & Choices Chief Program Officer Kim Callinan and Media Relations Director Sean Crowley wrote a piece published in The Augusta Chronicle about the communications problems between doctors and patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. The piece references the 2016 CancerCare Patient Access and Engagement Report, which identified several communication issues: • Less than half of respondents […]Read More
We sent the following message about an informative presentation featuring one of the country’s leading oncologists to our supporters in Georgia. If you’d like to attend this event, sign up here: Friend, Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be terrifying for both the person who is diagnosed and their family, but having the proper information at your […]Read More