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Litigator Advocates for End-of-Life Autonomy
July 9, 2024

Jon Eisenberg quite literally wrote the book on the Terri Schiavo case. Michael Schiavo, a Florida man, battled all the way to the Supreme Court to have the feeding tube removed for his wife Terri. Terri Schiavo was a 41-year-old woman who suffered cardiac arrest caused by an eating disorder and existed in a permanent vegetative state for 15 years before her death on March 31, 2005. When Terri’s family fought the decision to remove the feeding tube, their effort became the most publicized end-of-life case at that time. 

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National Programs Update
July 9, 2024

Compassion & Choices advocates and staff are participating in conferences, events and virtual webinars to share the organization’s mission with healthcare professionals and the public. These events are invaluable opportunities to encourage professionals in the end-of-life care world to participate in patient-centered care and advocate for the full range of end-of-life options for their patients.

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From No to Yes: Supporting End-of-Life Care Options
July 9, 2024

Coming to terms with the realities of death and understanding the benefit of end-of-life options can be a journey. Compassion & Choices researched statements from doctors, professors and politicians and interviewed our own Storytellers to find out their personal turning point from being opposed to medical aid in dying to becoming avid supporters.

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