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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 Death with Dignity Act

Maine Death with Dignity Act FAQs.

Maine Hospital Association on the Maine Death with Dignity Act

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

Maine Death with Dignity Act (as chaptered)

Maine Veterans: Advanced Directive information

State of Maine “Making Final Arrangements by Authorized Persons Guide



American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying (ACAMAID)

ACAMAID Guide for Patients and Their Supporters

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”)

The Completed Life Initiative (excellent!)

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

The Death Deck and E•O•L Deck (Have fun with some taboo talk)

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

Dignitas (Swiss organization open to non-residents)

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

Final Exit Network (Defending the right to choose)

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)

Funeral Poverty, Victoria J Haneman, University of Richmond Law Review, 2020

Go Wish card deck by Coda Alliance; a great way to start those tougher conversations

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)

Pegasus (Swiss organization open to non-residents)

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)

The VSED Handbook (excellent resource if considering VSED)

More VSED Resources (Thaddeus Pope)