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Palliative and End of Life Care

According to the World Health Organization, Palliative Care is an approach “that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other physical, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of care.” (

Washington State Psychological Association Death with Dignity Guidelines for Mental Health Professionals

these guidelines are under revision and expected to be completed in October 2017. If there are any questions, contact Judith Gordon, Ph.D. or Renee Katz, Ph.D.

Washington Death With Dignity Initiative, A report with summary and recommendations by the Washington State
Psychological Association End-of-Life Committee, June 2008.


Washington State Psychological Association Policy on Value-Neutral Language Regarding End-Of-Life Choices  


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