Compassion & Choices

Compassion & Choices

Compassion & Choices (which was created by the merger of the Hemlock Society, briefly named End of Life Choices, with Compassion In Dying) is a nonprofit organization in the United States working to improve patients' rights and choices at the end of life. Its primary though not sole function is advocacy for and ensuring access to end-of-life options

With approximately 40,000 supporters and 60 chapters, it is the largest organization of its kind in the United States.

Read more about Compassion & Choices:  Terminally Ill Patient Services, Legal Work, History and Organization, Controversy

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Famous quotes containing the words choices and/or compassion:

    Activities that seem to represent choices are often inert reproductions of accepted practice.
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    When our kids are young, many of us rush out to buy a cute little baby book to record the meaningful events of our young child’s life...But I’ve often thought there should be a second book, one with room to record the moral milestones of our child’s lives. There might be space to record dates she first shared or showed compassion or befriended a new student or thought of sending Grandma a get-well card or told the truth despite its cost.
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