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Compassion & Choices

MISSION

Compassion & Choices is the nation’s oldest, largest and most active nonprofit organization committed to improving care and expanding choice at the end of life.

WHERE YOUR SUPPORT GOES

Compassion & Choices works nationwide in legislatures, Congress, courts, medical settings and communities

THE RESULTS

Established the undertreatment of pain as a form of elder abuse and that caregivers must manage patients’ pain in Bergman v. Eden Medical Center

Passed AB 487: Pain Management and the Appropriate Care and Treatment of the Terminally Ill in California in 2001, collaborating with the California Medical Association.