Compassion & Choices Arizona



Arizona Legislators - House - Senate

Arizona Advance Directive Registry - Register your advance directives online with the Arizona Secretary of State. Note that you cannot upload them, you must mail in paper copies. There is no charge for this service.

Free Advanced Directives from the Arizona Attorney General's office.

Rider to Residential Agreement with Assisted-Living Facility. [PDF file] Use this form to make sure your Assisted Living Facility will honor your end-of-life choices before you sign a contract with them.

Arizona Medical Order for Scope of Treatment (AzMOST) is under development.



California End of Life Option Act and forms

Oregon Death with Dignity Act reports, forms, and statute

Five wishes Advanced Care Directives

Washington v. Glucksberg, complete text of the U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the right to die, issued June 26, 1997.  Appealed from the 9th Circuit ruling in the Washington State case.

Vacco v. Quill, complete text of the U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the right to die, issued June 26, 1997.  Appealed from the 2nd Circuit ruling in the New York case.



CBS 60 Minutes segment regarding aid in dying from March 13, 2016. 13 minutes.

Compassion & Choices celebrates the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26th because we share its goal of increased autonomy and expanded options for all people. 4 minutes.

Jennifer Glass, who was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, speaks at the January 21, 2015 press conference introducing the End of Life Option Act in California. 4 minutes.

PBS Frontline: “The Suicide Plan” TV documentary on right-to-die issues with an unfortunate title (it's not suicide if you are dying anyway — it is aid in dying). 84 minutes.


Right to Die Organizations:

Compassion & Choices - National

Compassion & Choices - National - Facebook

Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization (ERGO!).  Their website contains a wealth of information on the subject.

Death with Dignity National Center. Non-profit organization that has led the legal defense and education of the Oregon Death with Dignity Law.



Bauer-Maglin, N. & Perry, D., Final Acts: Death, Dying, and the Choices We Make. 2010. Amazon - Bookfinder

Butler, Katy, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death. 2014. Amazon - Bookfinder

Chell, Byron, Aid-in-Dying, The Ultimate Argument: The Clear Ethical Case for Physician Assisted Death, 2014. Amazon - Bookfinder

Filene, Peter, In the Arms of Others: A Cultural History of the Right-to-Die in America, 1998. Amazon - Bookfinder

Gawande, Atul, MD, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. 2014. Amazon - Bookfinder

Humphrey, Derek, Final Exit, The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying, 3rd Edition Revised, 2010. Amazon - Bookfinder

Preston, Tom, M.D, Patient-Directed Dying:  A Call For Legalized Aid In Dying For The Terminally Ill. 2007. Amazon - Bookfinder


Senior Resources:

Arizona Organ Donor Registry - How to donate your organs for transplant or research.

Seniors Resource Guide for Phoenix area and Tucson area. A guide to senior housing, health-at-home services, healthcare providers, and other senior services.

Senior Living Map - Senior and assisted living in Arizona.

Directory of Arizona assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and adult day care facilities.

Assisted Living Directory

Aging in Place - Resources to help you live at home while aging.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging



Archbishop Desmond Tutu: When my time comes, I want the option of an assisted death

Hospice and Conflict Resolution by our own Althea Halchuck

The Conversation Project - Dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.

Treatment of Pain and Suffering in the Terminally Ill - Complete online textbook by Alan D. Lieberson, M.D., J.D. Includes a chapter on "Voluntary Terminal Dehydration."

Bill Moyers on Dying

Excellent blog by Scott Adams: I Hope My Father Dies Soon

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization provides state-specific living wills and medical powers of attorney (advance directives).

VSED: Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking - Questions and Answers.

2011 CNN article on the state of right-to-die in Oregon and America.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation studies on end of life issues.

Funeral Consumers Alliance - protecting a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.

Funeral Ethics Organization - promoting ethical dealings in all death-related transactions.

The Alcor Life Extension Foundation of Scottsdale, Arizona. This non-profit organization offers a very different end-of-life choice: cryopreservation in liquid nitrogen in the hopes that future technology will be able to return a person to youth and health.