Resources/References

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Maine

Advance Directive – select Maine to download a blank form

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine (consumer advocacy and education)

Last Things (home funeral resources)

Maine Cemetery Association

Maine Death with Dignity Act Fact Sheet

Maine Legislature: Maine Death with Dignity Act bill, amendments, and chaptered law (2019)

Maine Veterans: Advanced Directive information.

 

National

American Nurses Association position statement on medical aid in dying (2019)

Death with Dignity National Center

National Clinicians Conference on Medical Aid in Dying

 

Other Helpful Resources

Advance Directive Addition (dementia specific), exceptional resource developed by End of Life Choices, New York. Watch the video presentation by Judith Schwartz, Clinical Director, EOLCNY.

Ask a Mortician (everything you ever wanted to know but never had a chance to ask)

The Conversation Project (exceptional resource for “having the conversation”)

Death Cafe (because tea, cake, and mortality-friendly conversations are necessary)

Death Over Dinner (creative, interactive way to converse about death and dying)

End Well Project (human-centered innovation for the end of life experience)

Find-a-Grave (cemetery history project)

Five Wishes (a terrific way to document, discuss, and communicate your advance care directive wishes to family and providers)

Funeral Consumers Alliance (consumer advocacy and funeral industry monitoring)

How to Die in Oregon (exceptional documentary on Oregon’s pioneering Death with Dignity Act)

The Order of the Good Death (death-positive resources because inquiring minds want to know)

Recompose (creating a cutting edge alternative to conventional burial and cremation)

Share the Care (excellent resource for home care givers to plan and execute shared home care giving coverage)