Patient Choices at End of Life – Vermont


Patient Choices is an advocacy organization that seeks to educate Vermonters about end-of-life options and to influence policy, regulations and practice that affect the terminally ill.  It works to promote the best possible pain control, palliative and hospice care, and to enable terminally ill patients to choose the timing and manner of dying if even the best of care fails to prevent or alleviate unbearable suffering.
The Patient Choices website presents a lot of policy information including Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act.  Vermont has introduced Aid-in-Dying legislation that could eventually bring the Death with Dignity Act to Vermont.