The Y Collaborative partners have talked about how helpful it would be to see people having difficult conversations about end-of-life. We have written a good deal about issues related to putting in place the paperwork that makes death and dying easier but, again, we wondered if it wouldn’t help to have videos. To our great pleasure, we found others have already recognized and addressed these needs. We are pleased to be able to direct you to three websites that provide great online resources, including lots of very short videos, about death and dying. There are more than three sites but this is, we think, an easy way of helping you to engage with what is available on the web beyond the Y Collaborative website. Let us know what you think of these resources.
This site is the work of the Take Charge of Your Life Partnership started 12 years ago in Pennsylvania and developed continually by a growing coalition of organizations interested in end-of-life. There are ten one-minute videos that can help you think through your own decision making and family conversations.
This site was developed by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in Pittsburgh, PA. It provides links to many of the resources we site elsewhere and provides 12 short videos on specific topics.
The Medical Society of the State of NY
This site has personal stories of people who have dealt with serious health care crises and resources on thinking about creating an advance directive.