Planning in Advance for Your Health Care - Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Name:
Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical ICU Project: Planning in Advance for Your Health Care

Description:
Three-fold brochure describing the process of choosing a health care agent and filling out a Health Care Proxy form to be distributed to the general public.

Category:
Clinical Care Tools - Advance Care Planning

Source:
Massachusetts General Hospital
Palliative Care Services
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA 02114
www.massgeneral.org

Contact:
J. Andrew Billings, M.D.
jbillings@partners.org

How the grantee used this instrument:
The brochure leads the reader through the process of advance care planning, including thinking about and writing down choices, filling out the Health Care Proxy form, and choosing a health care agent.

Keywords:
advance care plan, advance directives, decision-making, care plan, care planning, quality of life, emotional well-being, psychological well-being, preferences, values, caregiver information, caregiver training, patient information

To use this tool:
This tool is copyrighted. Please contact Massachusetts General Hospital for permission to use this tool.

References:
Developed specifically for this project by the project team.

To view this tool:
Brochure Preparing to be a Healthcare Agent -2 page PDF
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Posted: July 2006

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Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families.