My Care, My Choice, My Voice. It's Never Too Early.
Have you spoken to your patients about advance care planning? You play an important role in helping your patients document their wishes.
Start the conversation today. Here are some suggested conversation starters:
- What happens if you cannot speak for yourself?
- Who will speak for you if you cannot?
- How would you choose to live and be cared for in the future?
- Have you ever written down your health care wishes?
- Do your family members or loved ones know your health care wishes?
- Rhode Island Department of Health:
- Rhode Island Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care form:
- Complex Care Conversations (Free CME/CEU Training Resources):
- Cultural Perspectives on Death
- End of Life Issues: The Catholic Perspective:
- My Care, My Choice, My Voice:
- Prepare for Your Care:
- The Conversation Project
- Best practices for End-of-life care And Comfort care Order sets for our Nation’s veterans
- Caring Connections: A document that will help you fill out the free Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care form.
- American Bar Association Consumer Toolkit for Advance Care Planning
- Massachusetts Medical Society: End-of-Life Care Course Series (Online CMEs)
Health Care Proxy & Forms
- Health Care Proxies and End of Life Care
- Health Care Proxy Instructions & Document in 9 languages
- Getting Started Tool Kit
Support & Information
POLST & Advance Directives
- Maine Health Care Association: About POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment)
- Legal Services for the Elderly: Advance Directives Forms
- Maine Advance Directives:
- About POLST or Download the POLST Form