While I had anticipated the stay-at-home orders would slow down the pace of our lives, that has not been the case for the Compassion & Choices team. The fast pace of the COVID-19 pandemic, constant rush of news and information, and increased prominence of our mission has resulted in a need for us to move at breakneck speed.
Our urgency to respond came out of a desire to help our supporters — and the American public at large — take back the sense of control that we have lost over our end-of-life care.
I truly believe the old adage, “knowledge is power.” Our new COVID-19 Toolkit and Staying Stronger Together webinar series, launched during National Healthcare Decisions Day, will arm you with the information you need so you can direct the finale of your life.
Beyond their use for you — our supporters, donors, volunteers and allies — these tools open doors to introduce Compassion & Choices to those outside our network. The pandemic has put the issue of death and dying at the forefront of our society. Americans are being forced to grapple with their own mortality whether they want to or not. And they too need clear, no-holds-barred information to gain agency and power over their end-of-life care. more at link COVID-19 Adds to Urgency of Our Mission