End of Life Resources
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.
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).
They also have a number of videos that can help one navigate through these delicate conversations.
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.
The Truth About CPR—K.V. Scruggs
Southwest Folklife Alliance — Continuum: Multicultural Practices in Grief and End of Life
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Institute for Ethics