NBNA Article: Barriers to Hospice and Palliative Care
December 17, 2021

Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is power. To advocate for our own end of life care, we need to know our rights and make plans. In 2021, End of Life Choices New York has worked hard to expand end of life resources and programming: 

  • We delivered numerous workshops, lectures, and professional training on topics such as Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking, Advance Directives, Organ Donation, Hospice and Dementia.
  • We conducted focus groups to gain insight on the end of life care experiences of Black New Yorkers. We are excited to take action on these insights, and plan to collaborate with other New York organizations to distribute a corresponding survey. 
  • We created a comprehensive resource guide that provides an overview of advanced care planning, caregiving, end of life options, patients’ rights, and other resources available to New Yorkers.

Additionally, next year we will be launching our certification program that will be self-study, multiple module course on many end-of-life topics. These resources will help equip New Yorkers with the necessary tools and education to increase preparedness for end of life.

As this year comes to a close, we are feeling reflective and hopeful about the ways in which we can continue to provide a central place for individuals to have their voices heard and questions answered.

Thank you for helping us to educate New Yorkers. Please consider making a donation today so we can continue our work in 2022.

Our staff remains committed to answering your questions and we are happy to take your calls or inquiries. Please call us at 212-726-2010 or email us at info@eolcny.org.

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