Advance Care Planning Resources

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Tools and Information

  • American Bar Association – Consumer’s Toolkit for Healthcare Advance Planning – This tool kit contains a variety of self-help worksheets, suggestions, and resources. There are 10 tools in all, each clearly labeled and user-friendly. The tool kit does not create a formal advance directive for you. Instead, it helps you do the much harder job of discovering, clarifying, and communicating what is important to you in the face of serious illness.
  • Who will speak for you?    Do you know who will speak for you if you become ill or injured and unable to speak for yourself? Watch this short video about why your planning decisions matter by clicking on this website
  • Prepare.  –  This is an online program that can help you make medical decisions for yourself and others, talk with physicians and get the medical care that is right for you.

Local Organizations

National Organizations

Consumer’s Toolkit for Health Advance Care Planning

This is a very thorough, yet readable, set of articles developed by the American Bar Association to help you consider the issues when preparing an Advance Directive.

Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making

For over two decades, the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation has been working to advance shared decision making through researchpolicyclinical models and patient decision aids. We believe that the only way to ensure high quality medical decisions are being made is for a fully informed patient to participate in a shared decision making process with their health care provider.

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