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Compassion & Choices
April 19, 2011

I counsel clients of Compassion & Choices. They are self referred to the local chapter. I engage clients to explore their choices for medical care when they know they have only a few months to live. Their legal options include some that are not normally discussed by Hospice or their physician. I join my fellow volunteers on monthly phone conferences where politics, the law, and state and federal legislation is clarified. My only role in the Compassion and Choices organization is to promote autonomy and liberty for personal choices of medical care at the end of life.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have attended the annual training seminars conducted by Compassion and Choices managers to remain up to date on the law: California AB 2747 - the patients' right-to-know act - and other state and federal laws supporting "death with dignity"

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of any changes, beyond the obvious need for more personal and financial support for its mission to improve death with dignity in America.

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Volunteer & I have visited the homes of terminally ill clients since 1995.