Compassion in Dying: Stories of Dignity and Choice

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Barbara Coombs Lee
NewSage Press, 2003 - Medical - 142 pages
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Since 1993 the nonprofit organization Compassion in Dying Federation has been advocating for a social revolution that seeks more humane and caring options for dying individuals---including end-of-life choice. From its inception, this group has worked to support and counsel individuals on how to achieve a peaceful and humane death. Many amazing stories have unfolded from individuals who have turned to Compassion in Dying, and specifically, those seeking end-of-life choice with Oregon's Death with Dignity Act.

These stories are from individuals who sought to use the Death with Dignity Act. Most individuals have felt empowered by choice and control in how they die?whether or not they opt to use the prescribed meds to end their lives?and often experience renewed hope. Publication of this book is in conjunction with Compassion in Dying Federation's 10th anniversary. NewSage Press also published former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts' book, Death Without Denial, Grief Without Apology, which includes some information on Oregon's unique Death with Dignity law.

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Coombs Lee, editor of this collection of stories about choosing to die, spearheads the nonprofit organization Compassion in Dying, which offers legal and political advocacy, education, and services ... Read full review



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