Resources

Tool Kit for Advance Care Planning

What matters most to you?

Congratulations, you have in front of you a tool kit to help you and your loved ones begin talking about what matters most to you. We know that having a conversation about values, goals and priorities regarding care preferences improves end of life care for patients and their families.

Completing an Advance Directive is more than just checking boxes and signing a form. Completing the form does not always ensure that your wishes will be understood and respected. That is why it is vital to have the conversation with your decision maker prior to a medical crisis. They need to know what matters to you so they can make decisions that are aligned with your values, goals and priorities.

To help you with this process we have put together a tool kit. This kit contains a variety of worksheets, guides and resources. There are 15 tools in all. Review the tools and see which ones will be most helpful to you and your family to help you identify, clarify and communicate what is important to you if you were faced with a serious illness.

List of Tools for Advance Care Planning and Completing an Advance Health Care Directive

There are 16 tools included in your ACP Tool Kit along with the sources/website links

Tool #1: TCP How to Talk to Your Doctor

www.theconversationproject.org

Talk To Your Doctor - English
Talk To Your Doctor - Spanish
Talk To Your Doctor - Mandarin
Talk To Your Doctor - Korean

Tool #2: TCP Conversation Starter Kit

www.theconversationproject.org

Conversation Starter Kit - English
Conversation Starter Kit - Spanish
Conversation Starter Kit - Korean
Conversation Starter Kit - Mandarin
Conversation Starter Kit - Vietnamese

Tool #3: CCCC Conversation Guide

www.coalitionccc.org

Conversation Guide

Tool #4: Family Communication Guide

Family Communication Guide

Tool #5: CCCC Choosing a Healthcare Agent

www.coalitionccc.org

Choosing a Healthcare Agent

Tool #6: CCCC AHDC Fact Sheet for Consumers

www.coalitionccc.org

AHCD Fact Sheet for Consumers

Tool #7: Consider the facts (St. Joseph Health, The Center for Advance Care Planning and Advocacy)

Consider the Facts

Tool #8: AHCD Comparison Grid (St. Joseph Health, The Center for Advance Care Planning and Advocacy)

AHCD Comparison Grid

Tool #9: Are Some Conditions Worse than Death?

www.americanbar.org

Are Some Conditions Worse than Death?

Tool #10: CCCC Decision Guides/Treatment Options

www.coalitionccc.org

CCCC Decision Guides- Artifical Hydration
CCCC Decision Guides - CPR
CCCC Decision Guides- Tube Feeding
CCCC Decision Guides- Ventilator

Tool #11: Book End Questions (aka How Do you Weigh Odds of Survival)

www.americanbar.org

Book End Questions

Tool #12: After Death Decisions to think About Now

www.americanbar.org

After Death Decisions to think About Now

Tool #13: Proxy Quiz

www.americanbar.org

Proxy Quiz

Tool #14: CCCC Help For Health Care Agents

www.coalitionccc.org
CCCC Help For Health Care Agents

Tool #15: Advance Health Care Directive form for California

Advance Health Care Directive form for California

Tool #16: Dr. Gawande What Matters Checklist