Advanced Care Planning

The purpose of advance care planning is to establish goals for medical treatment and supportive care when facing serious illness or decline. Best outcomes are achieved when personal values and medical realities help inform and guide the process. The completion of advance directives – coupled with meaningful conversations with family members, health care providers and spiritual advisors – are essential for success. Helpful tools and resources follow.

Aging With Dignity

The non-profit Aging With Dignity provides you with the practical information, advice and legal tools you need to ensure your wishes and those of your loved ones will be respected. Visit Aging With Dignity

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Caring Conversations

Caring Conversations was developed by the Center for Practical Bioethics as a consumer education initiative to help individuals and their families share meaningful conversation while making practical preparations for end-of-life decisions. It is designed to guide you, your family and friends through the process of advance care planning. Caring Conversations is endorsed by the National

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Center for Practical Bioethics-Case Studies at the Crossroads of decision

Case studies provide a way for us to analyze and think-through difficult medical and moral situations. This Center for Practical Bioethics webpage links you to stories that will challenge you to think clearly as you consider options at the crossroads of decision. Visit Center for Practical Bioethics-Case Studies at the Crossroads of decision

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Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition

Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition of California is a group of organizations, institutions and individuals from throughout the State of California working together to promote compassionate medical care which includes spiritual, emotional and financial support for children with life-threatening illnesses. …because when a child has a serious illness, medicine is not enough… Visit Children’s

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Cinco Deseos

[Five Wishes — Advance Directive Workbook] 2000 Envejecimiento con Dignidad Spanish language version of the popular guide to completing advance directives. Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Obtain from: Aging with Dignity $1 if ordering 25 or more.

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