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Status of Medical Aid in Dying

Faced with a terminal diagnosis, people in your state deserve the full range end-of-life care options, including medical aid in dying. Medical aid in dying allows terminally ill adults to get a prescription they can take to end their life peacefully.

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END-OF-LIFE OPTION ADVOCACY GROUP APPOINTS TEXAS LEADER
June 21, 2017

(Austin, Tex. — June 15, 2017) Compassion & Choices, the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to increasing options and improving care at the end of life, including medical aid in dying, has appointed Dr. Janet Strickland as its Action Team Leader in Texas. Medical aid in dying gives mentally capable, terminally ill individuals with…

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C&C Seeks Justice for Dying Woman’s Suffering
May 26, 2017

Sally Jordan of Wylie, Texas, had an explicit living will with a “do not resuscitate” order, and made sure her family and healthcare providers were aware. Yet she suffered exactly the kind of death she did not want. Jordan was found unconscious on May 4, 2015. Paramedics took her to the hospital, which led to…

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Healthcare Providers Sued for Violating Patient’s Do Not Resuscitate Order
May 15, 2017

Children of a deceased woman are suing her healthcare providers for causing her to needlessly suffer “over 10 days of anguish, agony, and torment.” The suit alleges the healthcare providers ignored the dying woman’s explicit wishes to be allowed to die comfortably without painful, unwanted medical treatment, as stipulated in her advance directive they had…

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