Your End of Life Care: Plan for it!

Advance Care Planning In USA: Advance care planning is making decisions about the care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself. Resources from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Portable Do Not Resuscitate Orders: POLSTs are Portable Medical Orders:

Resources from the National Institute on Aging

Advanced Care Planning Centers from Disease Control

Please also look at your local resources as these issues can vary by local municipality.

Advanced Care Planning will vary by country. Please check your local laws and customs.

For example, Advanced Care Planning in Canada 

Deathwise is passionate about motivating people to talk about, make decisions, plan for the end of their lives and then documenting their wishes in an advance directive to ensure their preferences are communicated to their medical services providers, family and friends.

Five Wishes An Advanced Care Planning tool.

Hello Game (Formerly My Gift of Grace) A conversation game for living and dying well

US National Healthcare Decisions Day: Advance Care Planning Resources

“National Healthcare Decisions Day is recognized each year on April 16 – the day after the date traditionally known as tax day – as a way to engage the American public in conversations that encourage people to think about their own personal wishes for their health care, particularly at the end of life, with the goal of getting people to plan ahead, document those plans, and let loved ones know their wishes.”

As of 2016, National HealthCare Decisions day is overseen by the Conversation Project.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Abraham, John (2017) How to get the Death You Want: A Practical and Moral Guide Upper Access Books: Hinesburg, VT

Butler, Katy (2019) The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life. Scribner: New York, NY.

Butler, Katy (2013) Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death. Scribner: New, NY

Magnusson, Margareta (2018) The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter. Scribner: New York, NY.

Neumann, Ann (2016) The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America Beacon Press: Boston, MA

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