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Holiday Gratitude

2021 has been a year of challenges, losses, disappointments, large and small victories and even some positive signs that next year will be better for many.  For many grassroots supporters, advocates, health professionals and patients, the enactment of the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act authorizing medical aid in dying in NM was a high point. To be able to assist those suffering at the end of life to have a peaceful passing is indeed a blessing. 

Successful advocacy often leads to the opportunity for service.  Our coalition has now initiated a new non-profit dedicated to assisting families understand and exercise their right to self-determination, appreciate their range of end-of-life options, and access medical aid in dying, if they so choose, to reduce suffering and bring peace of mind. Similarly, we support and work with the healthcare community to thoughtfully honor their patients’ choices at the end of life with compassion and grace.  It is honorable work and we, the Board-members and dedicated volunteers of EOLONM, are grateful for this opportunity.  We are grateful for your support that helps us sustain this movement on behalf of all New Mexicans. 

May you and yours have the best possible Holiday Season and may the New Year be kind to all.

From the Board of End of Life Options New Mexico.

Barak Wolff, Jill VonOsten and MaryKay Brady

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End-of-Life-Options Act

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Our Mission

End Of Life Options New Mexico provides information and support for all End-Of-Life options, including Medical Aid In Dying (MAID).

Our Vision

New Mexicans have accurate information and caring support to choose their end-of-life options in a system that honors those choices.

Our Values

The collective values that bring us to
end-of-life work compel us to demonstrate: Compassion for others’ experiences; being Inclusive of our state’s diverse population; while showing Respect for each individuals end-of-life choices; supporting them in a Non-judgmental manner; with steadfast Integrity.

Proud to be #11!

There are now eleven (11) jurisdictions  in the U.S.  that have authorized the use of medical aid in dying, including: Oregon, Washington, Montana, Vermont, California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Hawai’i, New Jersey, Maine, and now, New Mexico.

Our Journey

In New Mexico, passing the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act in the spring of 2021 was a long time in the making and came only after years of advocacy.  Learn more

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Introduction to End of Life Options

It is never too early to learn about the full range of end-of-life options that are available as we age and/or become seriously ill or injured.

The Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act into law which makes medical aid in dying available to the terminally ill.

Introduction to Advance Care Planning

Advance Care planning identifies patient preferences for end of life care in the event that the patient is no longer able to communicate their wishes.