The Euthanasia Research & Guidance Organization (ERGO), a nonprofit educational corporation based in Oregon, USA, was founded in 1993 to improve the quality of background research of assisted dying for persons who are terminally or hopelessly ill and wish to end their suffering. ERGO holds that voluntary euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, assisted suicide, and self-deliverance, are all appropriate life endings depending on the individual medical and ethical circumstances.
ERGO also develops and publishes guidelines - ethical, psychological and legal - for patients and physicians to better prepare them to make life-ending decisions. The organization supplies literature to, and does research for, other right-to-die groups world wide, and also briefs journalists, authors, and students who are coming fresh to the issue. 'Final Exit' and 'The Good Euthanasia Guide' are its primary advice publications.