A Community of Exceptional Nurses
Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical ICU Project: Get to Know Me Poster
Poster containing personal information about the patient, including photographs,
Clinical Care Tools - Quality of Life
Massachusetts General Hospital
Palliative Care Services
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA 02114
J. Andrew Billings, M.D.
How the grantee used this instrument:
The poster was filled in by family members, and when possible, the patient. It serves
as an introduction to those caring for the patient as to their preferences, likes,
dislikes, and other useful information. Photos can be included.
Inpatient, care coordination, care plan, care planning, continuity of care, quality
of life, emotional well-being, psychological well-being, preferences, values
To use this tool:
Please contact Massachusetts General Hospital for permission to use this tool.
Developed by the Ethics in Clinical Practice Committee, a Massachusetts General
Hospital Collaborative Governance Committee.
To view this tool:
Get to Know Me Poster - 1 page pdf
(Viewing PDF files requires downloading and installation of the free
Adobe Acrobat Reader .)
Posted: July 2006
Return to Massachusetts General Hospital and
Harvard Medical School
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.
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