As the oldest and largest choice-in-dying organization in the country, Compassion & Choices has more than 25 years of experience in advocacy and service. We work for improved care and expanded options at the end of life, with effective care for every dying person. We support comprehensive pain control and palliative care, and legal assisted dying if suffering is unbearable.
Much of the work we do is accomplished through the grassroots efforts of our members and volunteers who generously give their time to support and strengthen their own communities. Compassion & Choices is proud to have 95 local groups across the country.
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Decisions about the end of your life should rest in your hands. We are here to make sure you have the final choice.
We also provide information, counsel and support to individuals facing the end of life. We talk with patients and their families about pain and symptom management, hospice care, and suggest ways they can address concerns with their doctor. For those who are terminally ill, we may discuss safe, effective methods for hastening death as an option of last resort.
Physicians provide a crucial link in our commitment to compassionate patient care. Our professional education programs offer a venue for doctors to discuss how they can help their terminally ill patients achieve a peaceful death.
Compassion & Choices pursues legal and legislative reform at local, state, and federal levels to ensure a patient's right to a peaceful death, including implementation and enforcement of advance directives, pain and symptom management, and legalization of assisted dying.