Workbooks

End of Life Planning Workbooks and Worksheets help you help yourself.

At End of Life Options New Mexico (EOLONM), we work hard to help you feel supported and prepared for life’s final chapter.

While the end of life is inevitable, having a say in how you spend your final days is a choice you can make today. Advance care planning is about making deliberate decisions about your end-of-life care now, documenting these choices in an advance directive, and sharing your decisions with your loved ones and healthcare providers. This intensely personal review process is crucial in ensuring that your healthcare preferences are articulated, even if you become unable to communicate them yourself.

Workbooks: Compassion & Choices

“My End of Life Decisions”

Introducing the Advance Planning Guide from Compassion & Choices

We recognize that contemplating and discussing the end of life can be challenging for many. The process of setting up the necessary documents might appear overwhelming. To assist in this vital aspect of life planning, we are proud to share an invaluable resource developed by Compassion & Choices—The Advance Planning Guide & Toolkit.

This guide is designed to navigate you through considering your end-of-life care preferences, documenting these in an advance directive along with any other necessary forms, selecting a healthcare proxy who can advocate on your behalf, and understanding common medical interventions towards the end of life. By clarifying your desires, you can articulate clearly what you wish to embrace or avoid as your life draws to a close. Moreover, the guide facilitates essential discussions with your healthcare team and your family, ensuring that everyone understands and respects your end-of-life wishes.

To access this interactive PDF, click the booklet cover displayed here. You’ll be able to fill out your end-of-life planning documents, save, and then print them for your records. This guide is a compassionate effort by Compassion & Choices to ease the planning process, helping you to make informed decisions about your end-of-life care.

EOLONM is honored to make the Advance Planning Guide available to you as part of our commitment to empowering individuals with knowledge and tools for end-of-life planning. While this resource is crafted by Compassion & Choices, we endorse it as a valuable tool in your planning journey.

WORKBOOKS: THE CONVERSATION PROJECT

“What Matters to Me Workbook”

Introducing the “What Matters to Me” Workbook by The Conversation Project

The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Their “What Matters to Me” workbook is a thoughtful guide designed to facilitate deep reflection on your values, wishes, and preferences regarding end-of-life care. It encourages you to articulate what matters most to you and helps guide conversations with loved ones and healthcare providers.

Thank you

At EOLONM, we are proud to make the “What Matters to Me” workbook available for download on our Workbooks page, alongside acknowledging the comprehensive array of materials offered by The Conversation Project. These resources are instrumental in empowering you and your loved ones to have meaningful discussions about end-of-life care, ensuring that your healthcare choices reflect your values and wishes. While The Conversation Project is the creator of these valuable tools, we wholeheartedly recommend them as part of our dedication to fostering informed and compassionate end-of-life planning.

Additional Conversation Project Resources

Beyond the “What Matters to Me” workbook, The Conversation Project offers a suite of resources aimed at sparking and supporting conversations about end-of-life care:

WORKBOOKS: THE CONVERSATION PROJECT

LGBTQ+ Advance Care Planning Toolkit

by Eliza Giles, MSN, RN, AGCNP, CHPN, SAGE Intern
“Advance care planning is preparing for your future healthcare and life decisions. It is the ongoing process of making your wishes and values known to your providers and caregivers. Think of it as a gift to loved ones to do this work before a crisis or health change.”  This step-by-step guide for the LGBTQ+ community in preparing for healthcare needs and end-of-life decisions comes from SAGE –  The National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ and Aging, at lgbtagingcenter.org.

The National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

The National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBTQ+ organizations and LGBTQ+ older adults.