Upcoming Training on Medical Aid In Dying

Dates and Times of Upcoming Trainings on Zoom

End of Life Options New Mexico will offer informative sessions and trainings to support end of life planning and options, as well as provide factual information and improved understanding of the practice of medical aid in dying.  For more information or to attend the following upcoming trainings contact:  info@endoflifeoptionsnm.org

New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care,
Summer Conference: End of Life Options Update

Thursday, August 19, 2021, 8 am – 5 pm
Medical Aid in Dying presentation – 1:00 – 2:30 pm (MST)

American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying Training

ACAMAID informs and educates clinicians about medical aid in dying, from clinical discussions to evidence-based knowledge, from nursing care to the work of volunteers at the bedside, from medical ethics to pharmacology, and more.  The Academy provides a Patient-to-Doctor Referral System; an Information Update and Discussion Listserv; a series of Video Interviews with leaders in the field discussing pressing issues and concerns; a Patient Information Portal; Research and Data Analysis; Resident and Medical Student Trainings; Certified Online Continuing Medical Education for Nurses, Social Workers, and Physicians. As well, the Academy will be providing expert consultations for clinicians facing complex bedside decisions about medical aid in dying.

National Clinicians Conference on Medical Aid in Dying – https://nccmaid.org

Attend a tutorial with a frequent MAID provider in California.  This session is intended for New Mexico providers who are planning to prescribe MAID and will take place at 12:00 PM on Thursday, June 10, 2021. It is expected that providers will have watched the Physiology and Pharmacy section and the High Risk modules on the ACAMAID website



To join the acamaid list serve: acamaid.org/join-our-mailing-list

Compassion & Choices  Training and Resources 

Compassion & Choices improves care, expands options and empowers everyone to chart their end-of-life journey. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works across the nation in communities, state legislatures, Congress, courts and medical settings to:

  • Educate the public about the importance of documenting end-of-life values and priorities and about the full range of available options.
  • Empower every individual with achievable options, authoritative information and constructive advice for guiding their care and engaging with their providers.
  • Advocate for expanded choices, secure and ready access to them and improved medical practice that puts patients first and values quality of life in treatment plans for terminal illness.
  • Defend existing end-of-life options from efforts to restrict access.

Compassion & Choices Resources

  • Doc2Doc…Answering Clinicians’ End-of-Life Questions: A resource tailored to practicing clinicians, Doc2Doc offers you readily available, free, confidential telephone consultation with seasoned medical directors, each with years of experience in end-of-life medical care.

Call Doc2Doc: 800.247.7421 or email Doc2Doc at doc2doc@compassionandchoices.org

  • End of Life Consultation…Helping Patients Navigate End-of-Life Choice and Care:  This End-of-Life Consultation Program (EOLC) provides confidential, nonjudgmental, professional support around end-of-life planning, anywhere in the country. EOLC provides information on the full range of options at the end of life. EOLC, and representatives of EOLC, do not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any legal advice. Compassion & Choices does not endorse or encourage any particular plan or option, the goal is simply to educate people on the full range of their end-of-life options. Whether to implement a plan or make an end-of-life decision is each individual’s choice.

    Call 1-800-247-7421 to speak with an end-of-life consultant.

    **EOLC is not a crisis line. If you are having an emergency go to your local emergency room or call emergency services at 911.

  • Compassion & Choices New Mexico: On April 8, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the New Mexico Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act. New Mexico will become the 10th state and 11th U.S. jurisdiction to allow medical aid in dying when the law goes into effect on June 18, 2021.  Read more about New Mexico’s progress at: https://compassionandchoices.org/in-your-state/new-mexico/

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