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Education & Advocacy

An Overview of Death with Dignity

Monday, September 28, 2020
2:00 pm3:30 pm
People's Memorial Association 2011 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
An Overview of Death with Dignity

The Washington Death With Dignity Act allows terminally ill adults to request a prescription for life-ending medication from physicians. A representative from End of Life Washington will provide a brief history of the legalization of the Death with Dignity Act in Washington state, who can access the medication and why they would want to, and how to exercise your right to use the medication. The presentation will also include information on other options for achieving a peaceful death for those who don’t qualify for the Death with Dignity Act or aren’t interested in using it

End of Life Washington has elevated the standards for end-of-life care in Washington and played a crucial role in reforming medical practice for the terminally ill since 1988. Their approach of providing direct service, advance planning resources, professional partnerships, community education and advocacy has helped transform patient-centered care. They are the stewards of the Death with Dignity Act.