Last updated on: 8/27/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“The acceptance of assisted suicide as a way to deal with terminal illness would undercut further efforts to increase the public’s awareness of hospice as a life-affirming option.”

Amicus Brief, National Hospice Organization, Vacco v. Quill, and Washington v. Glucksberg, 1997

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.”

www.nhpco.org, (accessed Aug. 4, 2006)

Mission:

“To lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life.”

www.nhpco.org, (accessed Aug. 4, 2006)

Other:
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