Compassion & Choices
Each year in Iowa, thousands of terminally-ill patients die only after enduring unnecessarily prolonged pain and suffering. This group is currently working to pass a Death with Dignity law in Iowa to protect the rights and choices of terminally ill people to reduce their own suffering and control the timing and manner of their own death.
Contact: Karen Nicholson.
Upcoming meetings and events:
Forum & Discussion: Update on Iowa End of Life Options Act
Sunday, January 21, 9:15 and 11:00am
First Unitarian Church
A Presentation by Rebecca Thoman, M.D.
January 31, 2018, 7PM
West Des Moines Public Library
4000 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines
California and Colorado are the latest two states which have enacted laws allowing aid-in-dying. What is happening in Iowa on this issue? Learn about efforts in our own state to improve end-of-life care and increase medical choices with Rebecca Thoman, M.D.
Dr. Thoman manages Doctors for Dignity, an initiative of Compassion & Choices that brings together a community of physicians advocating for a full range of end-of-life options, including medical aid-in-dying. She trained in Family Medicine at the University of Minnesota, and has worked in health and on public health policy for more than 20 years.
Compassion & Choices is the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit organi-zation committed to improving care, and expanding choices at the end of life. For more information, contact Karen Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, January 31, 7pm, West Des Moines Public Library — “Where Do Things Stand with Medical Aid in Dying in Iowa” with Dr. Rebecca Thoman of Compassion and Choices