Compassion & Choices of Oregon

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Compassion & Choices of Oregon was a US nonprofit organization launched in 1998 as a provider of services for persons eligible for the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, and their physicians and pharmacists. The organization recruited and trained volunteers to provide legal and medical consultation and direct service at no cost. It was a state affiliate of Compassion & Choices, and provides education, information and support to approximately 1000 Oregonians each year.

The organization ceased operations in 2015.

The 2011 Sundance Film Festival winner, How to Die in Oregon, documented the work of Compassion & Choices of Oregon.[1]

In early Spring 2012 the organization's medical director emeritus, Peter Goodwin, M.D.,[2] announced he was dying of a neurological disorder and would end his life with medication and protection of Oregon's Death with Dignity law. Goodwin died at home, surrounded by friends, on March 11.[3]

See also[edit]

  • Oregon Death with Dignity Act
  • Compassion & Choices
  • Gonzales v. Oregon


  1. Barnes, Brook (24 January 2011). "Unflinching End-of-Life Moments". New York Times. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
  2. "He helped craft Death With Dignity Act". Los Angeles Times. 12 March 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  3. "Peter Goodwin: The Dying Doctor's Last Interview [VIDEO]". 10 March 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2014.

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