Directives

Advance directives are the key to having your health care wishes respected. It's always too early until it's too late.
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Education

Knowledge is power. To advocate for our own end of life care, we need to know our rights and make plans.
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Counseling

We respond to inquiries from all who contact us with questions about their end of life concerns.
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Advocacy

End of Life Choices New York pursues legal and legislative reform to ensure a patient's right to a peaceful death.
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featured documents

A New Yorker's Guide to End of Life Planning, Options & Rights

A New Yorker's Guide to End of Life Planning, Options & Rights

About the Guide

The guide includes information on advance care planning, advance directives, palliative care, hospice, end of life options, patient rights, and caregiver options. It also includes a glossary, resource list, and copies of advance directives.

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Dementia Directive

About the Advanced Directive for Receiving Oral Foods and Fluids in Dementia

In collaboration with attorneys, palliative care clinicians and others, End of Life Choices New York 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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Click here for a copy of the press release.

Dementia Advanced Directive

featured videos

Plan Today. Trust Tomorrow.

A guide to completing the free NY Health Care Proxy Form. Runtime: 3:44
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Planning for a Better End of Life

This presentation discusses: health care proxies, living wills, and other advance directives (with a focus on NY); palliative care; and hospice care. Runtime: 25:58
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The Case for Medical Aid in Dying in New York

The Case for Medical Aid in Dying - Perspectives of a doctor, lawyer, legislator, person living with cancer, and person with disabilities.Runtime: 1:23:02
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Voluntarily Stopping Eating & Drinking

Voluntarily stopping eating and drinking is discussed as a peaceful, legal option to hasten death. Runtime: 55:26
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