At End of Life Choices New York, we are committed to expanding end of life options, raising awareness of rights and options, and providing support, so every individual has the opportunity for a peaceful death in alignment with their wishes. To fulfill this commitment, we must understand the end of life needs, experiences, wishes, and values of New Yorkers. To meet this need, we have created the EOLCNY Community Group.
The EOLCNY Community Group is a collective of individuals who are interested in sharing their thoughts, experiences, and ideas with EOLCNY. Members of the group may be invited to complete surveys, join focus groups, be interviewed, have an informal chat, etc. Information collected will inform our programming, outreach, and communication strategies to better address the needs of New Yorkers.
To join the Community Group, please sign up here. Joining does not mean you are obligated to participate in any activity; it simply means you may be invited to join, and you can decide whether to participate.
On a more personal note, I would also like to let you know about a study I am conducting that may be of interest. As some of you may know, I am currently a PhD candidate at the CUNY School of Public Health, and my dissertation research focuses on end of life experiences in diverse communities. I am scheduling interviews (via phone or video call) with individuals in the New York metropolitan area who lost a parent within the last 10 years. Participants will be asked about their experience being a caregiver, their interactions with the healthcare team, and thoughts on end of life topics. The information gathered in this study may be used to inform future programs, policies, and research. More information, including the main eligibility criteria, can be found on the study flyer. If you are interested in participating, or would like to learn more, please send me an email at my school address: Lillian.Mehran20@sphmail.cuny.edu.
We look forward to collaborating with our Community Group to grow and strengthen our programs and better serve New Yorkers.
Lillian Mehran, MPH, CHES
Director, Outreach & Education