Truth in Treatment is a new initiative founded by Compassion & Choices to give people with life-threatening illnesses the permission, opportunity and courage to live life to the fullest even as illnesses advance. This consumer-driven initiative will empower and educate patients so they can make fully informed healthcare choices and live their remaining time on their own terms.
Using extensive research with patients, family caregivers and healthcare professionals, Compassion & Choices will equip people with tools to work better with their doctors so they can make treatment decisions that allow them to live their lives as fully as possible. Truth in Treatment will help people to:
As more people initiate honest conversations and make informed treatment choices that align with their values and priorities, it will become the norm, rather than the exception, that patients’ voices are heard in medical settings. We want to inspire a movement that empowers all people — especially those with life-threatening illnesses — to challenge the health system so the end of life is a human, family-centered experience again.