End-of-Life Choice, Death with Dignity, Palliative Care and Counseling


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A death-with-dignity bill is being considered in your legislature this session! Click the Contact Your Elected Officials box to personalize a letter to your state representatives asking them to support death with dignity.

Compassion & Choices is expanding our reach all the time. Supporters, volunteering independently or joining forces in community groups, work to help ensure everyone can achieve a peaceful death. If you would like to get involved with our Pennsylvania actions or join a local group, contact our local organizers or check our list of local events.


Pennsylvania Advance Directive

If your end-of-life plans aren’t in place yet, follow the link below to find the most recent forms and resources for end-of-life planning.

The Barbara Mancini Story

Barbara Mancini’s story is of a healthcare system that often fails Americans at the end of life; a healthcare system that Compassion & Choices is fighting to change every day through policy, legal and legislative advocacy.
Watch Barbara’s story as told by Anderson Cooper on CBS’ 60 Minutes.

Philadelphia Daily News Endorses Aid in Dying

“It has been 20 years since Oregon adopted the nation’s first Death with Dignity law, allowing physicians to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients…That’s more than enough time to conclude that the law has not led to a rash of coerced suicides by family members tired of taking care of Granny. It did not lead to a rash of anything, in fact.”

Read the case made for aid-in-dying legislation by one of Pennsylvania’s leading news sources. 


Kennett Square, PA
Personal Options and Politics Near the End of Life:​ ​ ​A​ conversation on the National Death with Dignity Movement and Q&A on End-of-Life options

Thursday, October 29th at 10:30 am

Kendal at Longwood’s Auditorium, 1109 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA​ (one mile north of Longwood Gardens on Route 1 Park in Lot 6​)​

Guests will receive toolkits providing unique end-of-life planning documents​ ​and easy ways to become involved and help the movement grow.

featurin​g Compassion & Choices Staff​:
Pamela Edgar, MA, LCAT, CDP, End-of-Life Care Manager​ (via video conference call)​
Matt Whitaker, Oregon State Director​ (via video conference call)​​
Jared Hughes, ​Major Gifts Officer

Contact Information

To learn how you can get involved with Compassion & Choices please contact [email protected] via email or call 800-247-7421.

Contact your elected officials.

Call an End-of-Life Consultant 800-247-7421

Local Groups

If you would like information on your local chapter please use the contact information below:

Stuart Chalfin
[email protected]