A Community of Exceptional Nurses
Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical ICU Project: Preparing to be a Health Care
Three-fold brochure describing the role and responsibility of a health care agent
to be given to family or friends assisting the patient in the ICU.
Clinical Care Tools - Advance Care Planning
Massachusetts General Hospital
Palliative Care Services
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA 02114
J. Andrew Billings, M.D.
How the grantee used this instrument:
The brochure describes in detail the responsibilities of being a health care agent,
as well as outlining steps to take to assure that the patient's wishes are known.
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.
Developed specifically for this project by the project team.
To view this tool:
Planning in Advance for Your Healthcare - 2 page Brochure
(Viewing PDF files requires downloading and installation of the free
Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
Posted: July 2006
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Harvard Medical School
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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care for dying people and their families.
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