End of Life Choices California
supports you and your family when
what really matters is having the power
to choose your own best outcome.
Californians have improved end-of-life choices since 2015
The End of Life Option Act is a California law that permits terminally ill adult patients with capacity to make medical decisions to be prescribed an aid-in-dying medication if certain conditions are met. Signed into law by Governor Brown in October 2015, the law went into effect on June 9, 2016. California was the fifth state to enact an aid-in-dying law. ABOUT THE LAW
"The peace of mind that results from that rich conversation improves the mental and social well-being of patients and reassures them that their family won’t experience the suffering of not knowing what they would have wanted if they became unable to participate in...
As I contemplate life on my porch in late-May 2020, I feel many different emotions. As a nursing home and hospice physician, I mostly feel sad that so many of the people I care for are dying—often without the basic comfort of a family member at the bedside. I...
I have never died, so this entire book is a fool’s advice. Book Review On the first page of her new book, Sallie Tisdale writes: “I have never died, so this entire book is a fool’s advice.” But with her knowledge, experience and kind Buddhist heart she explores many...
Client Advocate Volunteer Program
EOLCCA’s Client Advocate Volunteers serve as advocates for Californians who are seriously or terminally ill. Our volunteers can provide both information and personal support to people who are facing end of life planning and decision making.
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We would love to come to your organization and speak to your group:
- Senior care and retirement communities
- Medical Providers
- Non-profits,educational and service organizations
- Volunteer groups
- Houses of Worship and more
We Can't Do This Without You.
Your support enables EOLCCA to publicize our services and provide educational and training programs throughout the state. Your gift also enables our volunteers to provide timely support to individuals from all walks of life who currently face a chronic or terminal diagnosis and seek to understand what end of life options are available to them. Thank you!