Right to die organizations (world directory, Final Exit) SAVE (Suicide Awareness, Voices of Education), suicide prevention Teen Suicide Prevention Campaign (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention).
Watch these brief public service announcements (PSAs) Speaking of Suicide, A site for suicidal individuals and their loved ones, survivors, mental health professionals, & the merely curious Violent Death Bereavement Society The World Federation of Right to Die Societies(ensuring choices for a dignified death) Two national U. organizations, Compassion & Choices and Death with Dignity, advocate and provide information about death with dignity and right to die laws.
Sells editions of Final Exit, and specialized items such as Derek Humphrey's How to Make Your Own Inert Gas Hood Kit Euthanasia Research & Guidance Organization (ERGO) (Euthanasia World Directory, website of Hemlock Society founder Derek Humphrey) Final Exit Network ( Growth House provides access to over 4,000 pages of education materials about end-of-life care, palliative medicine, and hospice care, including the full text of several books.
HALOS, a support group for families and friends who have lost a loved one to homicide (not a therapy group and not associated with any religious group) The Hemlock Society, founded as a right-to-die organization in Santa Monica, California, by Derek Humphrey, merged with and changed its name to Compassion & Choices in 2003, helping with end-of-life consultation.
March 23 also was the 20th anniversary of the first prescription for medical aid in dying in the nation, under the Oregon Death With Dignity Act, the model for medical aid-in-dying laws in the District and five other states.
Death with Dignity Acts (Deathwithdignity.org) "Death with Dignity laws, also known as physician-assisted dying or aid-in-dying laws, stem from the basic idea that it is the terminally ill people, not government and its interference, politicians and their ideology, or religious leaders and their dogma, who should make their end-of-life decisions and determine how much pain and suffering they should endure.
Death with Dignity statutes allow mentally competent adult state residents who have a terminal illness with a confirmed prognosis of having 6 or fewer months to live to voluntarily request and receive a prescription medication to hasten their inevitable, imminent death." The Prison Where Inmates Help Each Other Die With Dignity (Maura Ewing, Jeremy Leung, Narratively, 3-23-17) More Americans are dying behind bars than ever before.
For the rights of the terminal or hopelessly physically ill, competent adult.Compassionate Friends' credo: The Compassionate Friends credo: "We reach out to each other in love to share the pain as well as the joy, share the anger as well as the peace, share the faith as well as the doubts, and help each other to grieve as well as to grow. We are The Compassionate Friends." Here Linton Weeks describes the healing that goes on at a Compassionate Friends conference.He writes: "No matter how your child dies, there is an undeniable sense of failure among bereaved parents.So in addition to medical duties, the inmate volunteers serve as a stand-in family." After Colorado, Right To Die Movement Eyes New Battlegrounds (Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News, 11-9-16) Fortified by a solid victory in Colorado Tuesday, a controversial campaign to let terminally ill patients access life-ending medication is moving on to other battlegrounds across the country. My Right to Die: Assisted suicide, my family, and me. 2016) Framed by a particular story, this is an excellent overview of the social and legal (U.S.) history of assisted suicide, physician-assisted suicide, aid-in-dying, right to die legislation.Pain management is a priority, and unlike the sterile anonymity of a hospital, hospice patients die at home or in a place that feels like home, surrounded by family.