Finding Your Way encourages early family discussions and helps patients and their loved one consider difficult decisions about medical treatment near the end of life. This booklet, published since 1998 by Sacramento Healthcare Decisions, is an excellent guide to help prompt thoughtful discussion and consideration. Stories are included to help guide the way. The booklet is also available in Spanish. There is a companion piece in Chinese titled: Mrs. Lee's Story.
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Go Wish cards order information, Frequently Asked Questions and examples of clinical uses of these Values Sorting Cards helpful when considering end of life choices are provided at this site. The Go Wish cards were created by Elizabeth Menkin, MD and the CODA Alliance to simplify advance care planning choices and assist with setting goals of care. Now available in Spanish.
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[Health Care Decisions]
Projecto de Hospicio del Valle (Hospice of the Valley) Educational booklet about health care decisions and advance directives. Presented in an easy to understand question and answer format.
1501 E. Flower, Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 222-2229
Obtain from: www.hcdecisions.org This may be a free resource.
healthfinder® is an award-winning Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. Since 1997, healthfinder® has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.
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Healthy Sonoma is a one stop source of non-biased data and information about community health in Sonoma County, and healthy communities in general. It is intended to help planners, policy makers, and community members learn about issues, identify improvements, and collaborate for positive change.
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Hold Your Breath - A Journey into Cross-Cultural Medicine
Film Directed by Maren Grainger-Monsen, MD Check PBS for local broadcasting times in your region. Northern CA KQED and KRCB broadcasting in April, 2007. A lovely and moving meditation on the clash between religion, culture and modern medicine. Produced by Stanford Center for BioMedical Ethics, Program in Bioethics and Film
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This site is of value wherever you may live and provides user friendly videos and resources to make advance care planning so much easier for people to do. Videos are organized by: family stories; how to begin the conversation; faith, culture and identity perspectives; advance directives and decision making. Honoring Choices Minnesota hopes to inspire and support many community-based conversations regarding end-of-life care planning. It encourages people to start such conversations in their family, ... Read More
The Valley of the Moon Team is a program of Hospice By The Bay serving Sonoma County since 1992. Services are similiar to those provided by Hospice By The Bay, formerly known as Hospice of Marin.
Hospice By the Bay: Valley of the Moon Team
Sonoma, CA 95476 (Map)
Teléfono: (707) 935-7504
Fax: (707) 935-7590
"Quality of life is the gold standard in palliative care. Francis Mueller, MD, Calistoga, California.
Through the Journey Project, the Community Network builds upon nearly two decades of work advocating for quality, affordable neighborhood-based long-term care. Educational programming, strategic planning services, and publications offered draw upon a variety of perspectives representing the personal and professional experiences of those involved.
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“Seniors & the Law—A Guide for Maturing Californians” is the third in a series of State Bar consumer education guides and is available in both English and Spanish.
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