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Patient Resources2017-11-09T11:03:50+00:00

Resources for Patients

A collection to inform, guide, and inspire you on your palliative care journey.

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  • Can I see a sample document that outlines end of life planning?

    This is an example of the customizable 5 Wishes form. The actual form can be purchased at the home site: https://www.agingwithdignity.org/

  • Fear at EOL

    Addressing our fears help us start to let them go and have more quality of life moments. This video talks about common fears at the end of life and different ways to work through them.

  • Goals at EOL

    No matter how big or small, you can still set end of life goals to achieve. Reach out to people who can help you achieve these goals.

  • Mountain Coalition for Healthcare Decisions

    An easy way to access NC’s Advance Care Directive in English, Spanish, Russian, or Korean. Site also includes links to events and resources to help users understand why advance planning is important.

  • PalliativeDoctors.org

    This is the patient site for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. It is rich with plain-language resources for families, caregivers, and patients, addressing topics such as definitions of palliative and hospice care, questions to ask the medical team, legal documents, and stories from patients.

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  • 10 FAQs: Medicaid’s Role in End-of-Life Care

    This straight-forward, up-to-date, and well researched resource answers basic questions about Medicare’s role in palliative care, advance planning, and hospice.

  • NC Cost of Care

    This thorough and easy to read survey offers the average cost of various adult care options in different parts of North Carolina. Information from other states is also available.

  • PalliativeDoctors.org

    This is the patient site for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. It is rich with plain-language resources for families, caregivers, and patients, addressing topics such as definitions of palliative and hospice care, questions to ask the medical team, legal documents, and stories from patients.

  • The Conversation Project

    This site offers step by step resources for beginning and continuing conversations about end of life decisions with your loved ones. Free “Conversation Starter Kits” and “Talk to Your Doctor Guides” are available for download in several languages. The site also features a collection of personal stories about how conversations can shape life—in all its stages.

  • US Department of Veteran’s Affairs: Palliative Care

    This section of the VA’s health care site offers tools for decision making, a definition of palliative care, a list of nursing homes by state, and details about what is and isn’t covered under the standard medical benefits package.

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