Aging with Dignity--

            Inspired by the life and work of Mother Teresa, Aging with Dignity works to affirm the dignity of persons as they age and to promote compassionate care for those nearing the end of their life.  Aging with Dignity created Five Wishes as a tool that addresses spiritual and emotional aspects of end of life care planning as well as medical and legal aspects.  Five Wishes is legally recognized in 42 states and is available in 27 languages and in Braille.

Caring Connections--

            Resources for those planning ahead, those living with illness, those caring for someone, those grieving a loss.

Center for Jewish End of Life Care--

            Resources from a Jewish perspective for patients and families, religious leaders, physicians and caregivers around having the conversation and planning ahead.

The Conversation Project--   

            “The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care…. We believe that the place for this to begin is at the kitchen table—not in the intensive care unit—with the people we love, before it’s too late.”

            The Starter Kit provides a thoughtful process to have the conversation with loved ones about end-of-life wishes.  The Starter Kit--available in English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin—can be completed online, saved, and downloaded.  Or it can be downloaded as is and completed (see below for downloadable link).

End of Life Care Partnership (Pima County) --

Moments of Life--

            Public awareness campaign by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, including video “moments” of people receiving all that hospice care has to offer, as well as information on caregiving, advance planning, grief and loss.  

K.V. Scruggs: - The Truth About CPR 


Arizona Attorney General’s Office  (

            Durable Health Care Power of Attorney

            Durable Mental Health Care Power of Attorney

            Living Will

            Letter to My Agent (optional)


Center for Practical Bioethics -- Compassion Sabbath Kit 


The Conversation Project - Starter Kit (English)

The Conversation Project - Starter Kit (Spanish)


Southwest Folklife Alliance Continuum: Multicultural Practices in Grief and End of Life

            Also available for download at


Your Life, Your Choices

         Your Life, Your Choices (English)

         Your Life, Your Choices (Spanish)


ICS--Living Through the End of Life resource list

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Institute for Ethics

             Values History

Materials from the “Speaking of Dying” forum (April 30, 2015) 

            Prompts for Conversation

            Tips for Offering Spiritual Support While Visiting the Ill

            How Do We Talk About Dying and Death?

            Selected Annotated Bibliography