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Culture, Communication, and Ethics in Healthcare

End of Life Care and Decision Making

End of Life Care and Decision Making

ACP Decisions

Non-profit foundation consisting of a group of clinicians who want to empower patients and families with video support tools about advance care planning

Begin the Conversation

Links to toolkit and free resources to encourage beginning  the conversation about advance care planning.

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Information about the Book, Being Mortal by surgeon Atul Gawande who describes the limitations of medicine around the issues of death and dying.

Caring Connections Supporting Advance Care Planning, palliative care, pain and symptom management, grief and bereavement. Advance Directives from all states.
End-of-life care and decision making

Advance directives, Palliative Care, Care at Death, Organ Donation, Decedent Affairs, Resuscitation, DNR, DDNR, Bereavement

National Healthcare Decisions Day

Information to educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning

Plan Ahead For You and Your Family

Tools and information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on the importance of advance care planning.

The Joint Commission (TJC) Evaluates and accredits nearly 16,000 health care organizations and programs in the US. They provide tools related to health literacy patient and family centered care, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgenered community and patient safety.
The Patient’s Toolkit for Diagnosis

The Toolkit has a set of prompts and questions to help you participate and partner with your medical care team.

University of Virginia Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Interprofessional center for the study and promotion of biomedical ethics and medical humanities. Offers Medical Center Hour and Schwartz Rounds.
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