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Kane County resident shares his motivation for being involved with Compassion & Choices

"Colin Campbell, remembering the suffering his father went through in the late stages of emphysema, became a volunteer for Compassion & Choices, which advocates for patient rights for end-of-life care. George Campbell died Dec. 26, 1980 at age 72 after three years in a nursing home. “Every time I visited him, he asked me to give him something to help him die,” Campbell said. “I wanted so much to do something for [...]

January 13th, 2020|

End-of-life education, legislation gets backing of Ohio Nurses Association

"For the first time, an Ohio organization of medical professionals has decided to support letting terminal patients in the state get medical help in dying. The Ohio Nurses Association, the largest nurses’ union in the state with 11,000 members, convened in Cincinnati last month and approved sweeping language calling for legislation and more education for nurses to help patients at life’s end. ONA President Deborah Arms said the proposal recommends “educating the public [...]

December 13th, 2019|

Three in Four Californians Support State’s End of Life Option Act

Three in Four Californians Support State’s End of Life Option Act New data shows wide-ranging favor across all demographics. by Sonja Aliesch November 22, 2019 A comprehensive statewide survey commissioned by the California Health Care Foundation shows decisive support for the End of Life Option Act, California’s medical aid-in-dying law. The act has been in effect since June 2016. Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, who sponsored the act, said, “This new data is [...]

December 13th, 2019|
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