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.
The passage of death with dignity laws has had an impact that extends far beyond providing a heretofore unavailable end-of-life option. Death with dignity has improved end-of-life care nationwide.
Death with dignity supporters share their personal connection to the movement, emphasizing the importance of personal choice, quality of life over quantity, and granting to all what should be a basic human right: the ability to determine the time and manner of one's death.
Highlights from media coverage of death with dignity and related issues in the past week. Articles, essays, op-eds, editorials, and more.
Share Your StoryStart writing
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?
Declare Your Support for Death with DignityTell Your Friends
Seven in ten Americans who support the end-of-life option allowing qualified terminally ill people to end their lives through physician-prescribed medications. Show your support for death with dignity in your community!
Read our 2017/2018 Annual ReportRead Now
From mapping last year’s progress to previewing the year ahead, the report contains a wealth of information about the state of the death with dignity movement.
The mission of the Death with Dignity National Center is to promote Death with Dignity laws based on the model Oregon Death with Dignity Act, both to provide an option for dying individuals and to stimulate nationwide improvements in end-of-life care.Learn more