For the rights of the terminal or hopelessly physically ill, competent adult.

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About Derek Humphry

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In 1993 Derek Humphry founded the Euthanasia Research & Guidance Organization (ERGO), to improve the quality of background research of assisted dying for persons who are terminally or hopelessly ill and wish to end their suffering. Derek Humphry 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 developed and published guidelines - ethical, psychological and legal - for patients and physicians to better prepare them to make life-ending decisions. The organization supplied literature to, and assisted in research with other right-to-die groups world wide, and also briefed journalists, authors, and students who are coming fresh to the issue.