Compassion & Choices About Us video

President and CEO, Kim Callinan’s State of the Movement Interview

25th Anniversary Reflections with Barbara Coombs Lee

Additional Tools & Resources

Finish Strong Book by Barbara Coombs Lee

Finish Strong is for you, the healthcare consumer. It covers the tough issues around aging and dying other books shy away from. It also reflects my passionate conviction that individuals can be empowered to chart a course for themselves and loved ones that reduces suffering and reflects their personal values and beliefs.

The second edition features valuable new material, including a new chapter called “Race and Culture Matter;” an Afterword by Kim Callinan, the President/CEO of Compassion & Choices; and a detailed index for the book.

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Computer screen showing diagnosis decoder

Dementia Decoder

This tool is intended to give those planning care for themselves or someone they care for the ability to ask questions and advocate for themselves in the event of a current or future dementia diagnosis.

Dementia Values and Priorities

A dementia diagnosis can be devastating. Documenting your preferences can help ensure that you get care that is consistent with your values and priorities. The Dementia Values & Priorities Tool will help you identify your personal values and care wishes so that YOU stay in control. You will be able to provide clear care instructions to your loved ones and take the burden off of them when you can no longer make those decisions yourself.


Compassion & Choices' mission is to improve care, expand options and empower everyone to chart their end-of-life journey and in just 20 minutes, this powerful tool can help you document your wishes, prepare for the unexpected and create your legacy.