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Colorado End-of-Life Options Act - Proposition 106 Fact Sheet

10/04/16 at 10:52 AM | Published Under News by Robin Whitten

 

In November 2016, Colorado voters will be asked to vote on Ballot Proposition 106 - "Colorado End-of-Life Options Act."  As an organziation, Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care affirms the fundamental hospice philosophy that hospice values life and neither hastens nor prolongs the dying process. For this reason, Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care is neutral on legislation that legalizes medical aid-in-dying.

We have prepared a Fact Sheet which contains the actual ballot language, as well as important definitions and descriptions that are contained in the proposed statute so voters can be fully informed. The Fact Sheet also includes the process and documentation required, as well as other important information. 

While people across Colorado, the United States, and even the world disagree on the terms "Medical Aid in Dying" versus "Physician Aid in Dying" versus "Physician Assisted Suicide," we can agree that none of these terms is the same as hospice care. Those who oppose medical aid-in-dying and those who support medical aid-in-dying should all agree that earlier, timely access to quality, compassionate palliative and hospice care is an appropriate public policy response that benefits everyone on both sides of this debate.

What Our Families Say

What you all do is amazing.  Thank you for all your help, support and guidance for my mother and family.  It was such a gift and a blessing to be with my mom and take care of her and to have her at home with my daughter and I.  We will never forget your kindness.  Thank you! ~ Patient's family

The services my husband and I received during his last stages of life were invaluable to us.  His primary wish at the end was to be at home.  I was very afraid that I couldn't grant that wish, but with the help of Pikes Peak Hospice he was able to be at home, where he was comfortable, until the very end.  I am also truly thankful for the grief counseling that you provided to me. ~ Patient's wife

Thank you for all your assistance during this time and for the care of my mother.  There are not enough compliments to give for the support, knowledge, bedside manner, courtesy and kindness. ~ Patient's daughter

 

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