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Every day, students, terminally-ill individuals, medical professionals, advocates, and others are looking for more information about Death with Dignity Acts. Welcome to our Research Center: a great starting place to learn more about the movement, its history and current activities.
- Terminology: What we do and don't advocate for, and check out our Glossary of Terms for other terminology specific to end of life care.
- Frequently Asked Questions: In addition, please see the Physicians' Frequently Asked Questions and the FAQ category of our blog.
- History: Advocacy for physician assistance in dying when faced with a terminal illness has a long history
- National Efforts: Learn more about legislative efforts regarding end of life care.
- Death with Dignity Acts: Learn more about the Death with Dignity Acts in Oregon and Washington, including reports on usage of these Acts.
- Religion and Spirituality: Some faith traditions have embraced Death with Dignity as an ultimate act of compassion, and others reject it is as morally bankrupt practice.
- Books: Many books discuss the different perspectives of the right-to-die movement. We also post periodic book reviews in The Arts of our blog.
- Academic Articles
You can view additional resource links specific to patients and families, activists and advocates and health care providers.
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You are the key to ensuring well-crafted Death with Dignity laws for all Americans. With your financial and volunteer help, the Death with Dignity National Center, a 501(c)(3), non-partisan, non-profit organization, has been the leading advocate in the death with dignity movement. Member contributions helped us pass a new Death with Dignity law in Washington, defend the Oregon law, and provide education and outreach programs for the vitality of the death with dignity movement.