Knowledge is power. To advocate for our own end of life care, we need to know our rights and make plans.End of Life Choices New York educates the general public, students, and health care professionals about end of life issues. EOLCNY staff and board members have given hundreds of lectures, workshops and professional in-services on palliative care...
End of Life Choices New York pursues legal and legislative reform to ensure a patient's right to a peaceful death.We are working to achieve the legalization of aid in dying in New York. We urge disciplinary action for physicians who fail to honor the health care decisions or wishes of patients at the end of life...
We respond to inquiries from all who contact us with questions about their end of life concerns.We have provided intensive counseling services to hundreds of people and have provided less comprehensive counseling on end of life issues to thousands of others. We serve individuals and families who may be facing the end of life or who may simply be trying to plan ahead.
New Directive: Dementia
About the Advanced Directive for Receiving Oral Foods and Fluids in DementiaIn collaboration with attorneys, palliative care clinicians and others, End of LIfe Choices New York has recently developed an advance directive specifically designed for those with an early stage of Alzheimer's or another dementing disease, or for those with a significant family history of dementia and fears of developing such a disease in the near future.
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