Tools and Resources for Conversation & Planning
Caring Conversations: The Caring Conversations® Workbook will guide you, your family and your friends through the process of advance care planning with a highly individualized focus. The Workbook includes a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare Decisions form for your use. The Center for Practical Bioethics, Kansas City, Missouri
Truth in Treatment – Truth in Treatment™ is a long-term, consumer-driven movement to achieve lasting change. It has the potential to benefit hundreds of millions of lives and move mountains of entrenched behaviors and attitudes. This is social change, and we intend to do it just as we’ve done with the very concept of medical aid in dying over decades of strategic and passionate advocacy.
With supportive tools and guidance, Truth in Treatment™ will help people build trusting, candid relationships with their doctors, ask discerning questions and use the answers to make fully informed treatment decisions. As more people initiate conversations with their doctors and make informed treatment choices in line with their values and priorities, it will become the norm, rather than the exception, that individual patients decide how much medical treatment to accept and what to decline.
Texas Living Will – www.Texaslivingwill.org A free service of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio’s Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, can educate and assist you in completely your Texas Advance Directives.
My Health Care Wishes App: The American Bar Association provides a free smart phone app to store and share your important health care wishes; with $3.99 version you can store documents for multiple family members. www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging/MyHealthCareWishesApp.html
Caring Connections is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life. Caring Connections offers a free printable booklet outlining many facets of end of life decisions in a friendly Q&A format and free printable forms by state. Ask questions on their Hotline, 800-658-8898. www.caringinfo.org
MyDirectives.com is a Universal Advance Digital Directive (uADD), everything you need for a 21st century emergency medical care plan. You can complete it in minutes or take as long as you need to feel confident. The four basic parts are: My Decisions; My Healthcare Agents; My Thoughts; My Circle. A service of A/D Vault, Inc.
My Gift of Grace: A Conversation Game of Living and Dying Well