FINAL EXIT NETWORK OF ARIZONA
Who are we? We are part of the national non-profit organization: Final Exit Network. Our purpose is the same as that of national FEN. Our Vision: "Any competent person unbearably suffering an intractable medical condition has the option to die legally and peacefully." Our Mission: "Educate qualified individuals in practical, peaceful ways to end their lives, offer a compassionate bedside presence, and defend their right to choose.“ Here are the local programs we offer:
PUBLIC INTRODUCTION PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF "DEATH WITH DIGNITY." Introduction to the death with dignity movement and Final Exit Network programs locally and nationally; given at libraries, civic groups, community associations, churches, etc.
SMALL GROUP SOCIAL GATHERING: A get-together to share end of life interests with like-minded people in a safe and fun environment. This is a place to get to know others, and perhaps find someone to act as your medical power of attorney. Open to the public.
ADVOCACY TRAINING: Learn how to get your wishes honored at end of life or whenever encountering a medical institution, to get the care you want and avoid medical care you don’t want. Training on how to have or to be a good Medical Power of Attorney (POA). Making your Advance Directives work for you. This is our most well-received program. Open to the public. Required before attending the Advance Directive Workshop.
ADVANCE DIRECTIVE WORKSHOP: A helpful follow-up to the advocacy training to learn about preparing advance directives to clearly state your end of life and medical care wishes. A lawyer will review the AZ Forms and main areas of good directives and answer questions. We’ll have plenty of the AZ state-specific forms, which you can find at azag.gov under “life care planning packet.” Open to the public.
LIFE COMPLETION CLASS: This class will teach the two “how to” ways to facilitate a peaceful death, including a demonstration of the inert gas method. It includes why not to use other methods. This is the only program that requires a 6-month FEN membership for attendance, and includes a thorough discussion about the role of “Exit Guides.”
LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETINGS: Local FEN team meets regularly to evaluate, refine, and schedule our programs. Open to the public.
Be with us now so we may be with you later.