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NewMexico MAID

Friday, June 18—the New Mexico Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act will become effective, allowing qualified terminally ill New Mexicans to access medical aid in dying. Our journey to this day has been long, and as a New Mexican… Read More

Speaking Grief

Moving away from the idea that grief is a problem that needs to be “fixed,” Speaking Grief validates the experience of grievers and guides those wishing to support them. https://speakinggrief.org/documentary

Refuge in Grief

Refuge in Grief: Grief Support That Doesn’t Suck – Megan Devine

MAID Documentary

When Patients Choose to End Their Lives

The Movement to Bring Death Closer

“If death practices reveal a culture’s values,” writes Maggie Jones, the author of today’s Sunday Read, “we choose convenience, outsourcing, an aversion to knowing or seeing too much.” Enter home-funeral guides, practitioners who believe families can benefit from… Read More

Caregiving

How to be a Caregiver: https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/how-to-be-a-caregiver

A Conversation About “A Good Death”

“Earlier this year, six Black leaders in the death and dying community joined for a live webinar, Sayin’ It Louder: A Conversation About “A Good Death” in a Racist Society. Whether you were there live or have watched… Read More

Palliative Care

Dying in Your Mother’s Arms

Grief

I had never told my father I loved him until he lay dying half a world away, body wrecked with coronavirus.