Seven in ten Americans support the right of terminally ill people to die on their own terms. Death with dignity is an end-of-life option we all should have.
View our short film, Voices of a Movement,” which chronicles the history of the death with dignity movement from the perspective of individuals who have played a leading role in passing and protecting death with dignity laws across the U.S.
Death with Dignity National Center Executive Director Peg Sandeen shares reflections on the history and growth of the death with dignity movement nationwide, 25 years after Oregonians passed the world's first death with dignity law.
Five years ago today, Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with terminal brain cancer, used the Oregon Death with Dignity to die peacefully.
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Patients and family members are the most powerful voices to advocate for physician-assisted dying legislation. Make your voice heard! What's your death with dignity story? What inspired you to get involved in the cause?
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Death with dignity is both an end-of-life option and legislation making it possible. Get our FREE Frequently Asked Questions pamphlet to learn more.
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Like our country, death with dignity rests on the principles of autonomy and self-determination. Declare your own, personal independence to make your own decisions at the end of life.