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An offering from the IFC/CEOLP Joint Board and Volunteers.

An offering from the IFC/CEOLP Joint Board and Volunteers. To our online community. A warm greeting to all of you who are part of our online community- and to those who may be visiting the informedfinalchoices.org website for… Read More

Why millennials are the “death positive” generation

https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2020/1/15/21059189/death-millennials-funeral-planning-cremation-green-positive Unlike boomers, young people are embracing planning their own funerals. It’s fueling changes in the death industry.

The iPhone at the Deathbed

Families are photographing death at home. These photos may feel jarring on Facebook, but the practice itself has a long history. “The impulse to photograph is the same as it was for the Victorians. They want to show… Read More

The State of the Medical Aid-in-Dying Debate

The State of the Medical Aid-in-Dying Debate

A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death.

BJ Miller, MD, a hospice and  palliative medicine physician and former director of the Zen Hospice in San Francisco, has recently published A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death. Miller and… Read More

As Vietnam Veterans Age, Hospices Aim to Meet Their Needs

In addition to high rates of disability and psychological issues, some vets facing the end of life are confronting long-suppressed memories of the traumas of war. When Brenda Hellrung’s husband, Timothy, a Vietnam veteran, needed a hospice program… Read More

CEOLP and End of Life Issues Featured in New HBO Films

In mid-August, two films related to end-of-life issues, directed and produced by Perri Peltz and Matthew O’Neill (of HBO’s “Axios”), were released by HBO Documentaries. The Crestone End of Life Project and the late Aliyah Alexander are the… Read More

An Oral History of CEOLP

How did the Crestone End of Life Project come to be? What was involved in getting it off the ground, and how does it work? A public informational event in Crestone in late April provided clear, articulate and… Read More

I Could Face My Own Mortality, but My Son’s Was Another Story

After my near-death experience, I lost my fear of death. I didn’t expect to feel so blindsided when my son got leukemia. Read More