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Advance Care Planning Resource List

THINKING ABOUT AND DISCUSSING YOUR GOALS AND VALUES

The Conversation Project
www.theconversationproject.org/
The Conversation Project is a national public engagement campaign dedicated to ensuring that everyone’s wishes regarding end-of-life care are both expressed and respected.

Consumer's Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning, by the ABA Commission on Law and Aging
http://ambar.org/agingtoolkit

Advance Care Planning Tips from the National Institute on Aging
http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/advance-care-planning.
This tip sheet describes advance care planning and offers some questions to get the process going. It also
describes ways to share your wishes with others.

PREPARE web site
www.prepareforyourcare.org
This free web site is designed to help people and their loved ones prepare for medical decision making by
guiding the user through five easily understandable steps with the help of multiple video aids. The result is a
printable action plan.

HELPING YOU DRAFT AN ADVANCE DIRECTIVE

Caring Conversations
https://www.practicalbioethics.org/resources/caring-conversations
Published by the Center for Practical Bioethics, the workbook guides you, your family, and your friends
through the process of advance care planning.

DeathWise website
http://deathwise.org/
Provides information on advance care planning, tips for getting the conversation started, as well as statespecific
advance directive forms.

Five Wishes
www.agingwithdignity.org
Published by Aging with Dignity, a nationally used, popular advance directive and advance care planning
guide.

Making Your Wishes Known
https://www.makingyourwishesknown.com/
Walks you through advance care planning choices, including various treatment options, resulting in a
printable advance care document. 

Put It In Writing brochure

http://www.aha.org/advocacy-issues/initiatives/piiw/index.shtml
Published by the American Hospital Association, the brochure provides basic facts about advance directives
and encourages patients to explore their preferences for care at the end of life. Also includes a wallet ID card.

HELPING HEALTH CARE AGENTS DO THEIR JOB WELL

How to Choose a Health Care Proxy & How to Be a Health Care Proxy
This new user-friendly guide by The Conversation Project offers facts and tips necessary to make sound
decisions about choosing, and being, a health care proxy.
http://theconversationproject.org/starter-kits/

Making Decisions for Someone Else: A How-To Guide
http://ambar.org/agingproxyguide
Published by the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, this guide is for anyone serving in the role of health
care decision maker for someone else.

STATE-SPECIFIC ADVANCE DIRECTIVES

American Bar Association
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging/resources/health_care_decision_making/Stateforms.html

CaringInfo
http://www.caringinfo.org/

Everplans
https://www.everplans.com/articles/all-you-need-to-know-about-advance-directives

ONLINE ADVANCE DIRECTIVES

America Living Will Registry
www.alwr.com

MedicAlert Foundation
www.medicalert.org/join/advance-directives.htm

MyDirectives
www.mydirectives.com/

U.S. Living Will Registry
www.uslwr.com

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