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Facing challenging medical decisions at the end of life is hard. Our Let’s Talk series can help you start the conversation.
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Working together. Learn how we help empower patients, families, and healthcare providers making end of life decisions.
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Do they know your wishes? Make sure your healthcare providers know the medical care you would like to receive.
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Healthcare professionals across the country struggle with how to share bad news with patients. #GOCCNJs 4-Step iCare Plan Conversation Assistant will guide providers and your patients through a conversation about their diagnosis, prognosis, care goals, and a treatment plan that aligns with their wishes. #goalsofcare #DiscussDecideDocumentVisit www.goalsofcare.org/healthcare-professionals/ for free resources and tools for patients and providers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Healthcare professionals across the country struggle with how to share bad news with patients. #GOCCNJs 4-Step iCare Plan Conversation Assistant will guide providers and your patients through a conversation about their diagnosis, prognosis, care goals, and a treatment plan that aligns with their wishes. #goalsofcare #DiscussDecideDocument

Visit https://www.goalsofcare.org/healthcare-professionals/ for free resources and tools for patients and providers.

On behalf of Dr. David Barile, Founder/Chief Medical Officer of Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey, thank you to the healthcare professionals that participated in the webinar "New Jersey POLST: The Form, the Conversation, and Updates". POLST is a medical order for specific medical treatments during a medical emergency. It is a tool to be completed by patients facing serious illness with their healthcare provider and it identifies medical goals and treatment preferences.The POLST form has been REVISED and updates include: Physician Assistants added to signature line, patient address moved to the front page, fields that require completion are all on front page, and the surrogate section has been revised. Prior completed POLST form will be honored. #POLST #goalsofcare #GOCCNJ New Jersey Hospital AssociationVisit: www.njha.com/polst/ ... See MoreSee Less

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On behalf of Dr. David Barile, Founder/Chief Medical Officer of Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey, thank you to the healthcare professionals that participated in the webinar New Jersey POLST: The Form, the Conversation, and Updates. 

POLST is a medical order for specific medical treatments during a medical emergency. It is a tool to be completed by patients facing serious illness with their healthcare provider and it identifies medical goals and treatment preferences.

The POLST form has been REVISED and updates include: 
Physician Assistants added to signature line, patient address moved to the front page, fields that require completion are all on front page, and the surrogate section has been revised. Prior completed POLST form will be honored. #POLST #goalsofcare #GOCCNJ New Jersey Hospital Association

Visit: http://www.njha.com/polst/

Dr. David Barile, Founder & Chief Medical Officer of #GOCCNJ, sharing his passion to improve end-of-life care in #NJ through education. Nurses & Social Workers from Complete Care at Passaic County participated in the discussion on the disparities in advance care planning and access to/utilization of palliative and hospice care for minority patients. It's time to bridge this gap especially in #NJ which is one of the most diverse states in the country. To this end, GOCCNJ will continue to educate medical professionals working with underserved populations. #goalsofcare #hospice #palliative #DiscussDecideDocument ... See MoreSee Less

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Dr. David Barile, Founder & Chief Medical Officer of #GOCCNJ, sharing his passion to improve end-of-life care in #NJ through education. Nurses & Social Workers from Complete Care at Passaic County participated in the discussion on the disparities in advance care planning and access to/utilization of palliative and hospice care for minority patients. Its time to bridge this gap especially in #NJ which is one of the most diverse states in the country. To this end, GOCCNJ will continue to educate medical professionals working with underserved populations. #goalsofcare #hospice #palliative #DiscussDecideDocument

On behalf of Dr. David Barile, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey, #GOCCNJ would like to thank the healthcare professionals at Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care who attended the program on cultural intelligence and improving end-of-life care within diverse populations. #NJ is one of the most diverse states in the country and there is a large disparity in care received at the end-of-life for minority patients. As of 2014, Medicare hospice use was highest among white decedents (49.7%), followed by Hispanic (41.3%), African American (37.5%), and Asian American decedents (33.7%). It's time to change end-of-life care in #NJ by educating providers and underserved populations about the benefits of advance care planning and palliative & hospice care services. #GOCCNJ #goalsofcare #hospice #palliative ... See MoreSee Less

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On behalf of Dr. David Barile, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey, #GOCCNJ  would like to thank the healthcare professionals at Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care who attended the program on cultural intelligence and improving end-of-life care within diverse populations. #NJ is one of the most diverse states in the country and there is a large disparity in care received at the end-of-life for minority patients. As of 2014, Medicare hospice use was highest among white decedents (49.7%), followed by Hispanic (41.3%), African American (37.5%), and Asian American decedents (33.7%).  Its time to change end-of-life care in #NJ by educating providers and underserved populations about the benefits of advance care planning and palliative & hospice care services. #GOCCNJ #goalsofcare #hospice #palliative

On Thursday, November 14th at noon, Dr. David Barile, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey, will present updates for completing the NJ POLST form for all practioners during the webinar "New Jersey POLST: The Form, the Conversation, and Updates". #GOCCNJ #goalsofcare #DiscussDecideDocument New Jersey Hospital AssociationPlease register: njha.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=njha ... See MoreSee Less

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On Thursday, November 14th at noon, Dr. David Barile, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey, will present updates for completing the NJ POLST form for all practioners during the webinar New Jersey POLST: The Form, the Conversation, and Updates.  #GOCCNJ #goalsofcare #DiscussDecideDocument New Jersey Hospital Association

Please register: https://njha.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=njha

#GOCCNJ would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to veterans for their service to our country and to the healthcare professionals and volunteers in palliative and hospice care who treat them with compassion and dignity. #goalsofcare #DiscussDecideDocument #palliative #hospice ... See MoreSee Less

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#GOCCNJ would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to veterans for their service to our country and to the healthcare professionals and volunteers in palliative and hospice care who treat them with compassion and dignity. #goalsofcare #DiscussDecideDocument #Palliative #Hospice

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Thank you to our coalition members & all individuals involved in palliative and hospice care working together to ensure that patients get the care they need and no less, and the care they want and no more. #GOCCNJ #goalsofcare #HospiceCare #PalliativeCare ... See MoreSee Less

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November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Thank you to our coalition members & all individuals involved in palliative and hospice care working together to ensure that patients get the care they need and no less, and the care they want and no more. #GOCCNJ #goalsofcare #HospiceCare #PalliativeCare

POLST, Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, is a medical order for specific medical treatments during a medical emergency. It is a tool to be completed by patients facing serious illness with their healthcare provider and it identifies medical goals and treatment preferences.The POLST form has been REVISED and is available at: www.njha.com/quality-patient-safety/healthcare-resources/advanced-care-planning/polst/Updates to the form include: Physician Assistants added to signature line, patient address moved to the front page, fields that require completion are all on front page, and the surrogate section has been revised.Prior completed POLST form will continue to be honored. New Jersey Hospital Associationa href="https://facebook.com/507134916020720">#goalsofcare #GOCCNJ New Jersey Hospital Association ... See MoreSee Less

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POLST, Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, is a medical order for specific medical treatments during a medical emergency.  It is a tool to be completed by patients facing serious illness with their healthcare provider and it identifies medical goals and treatment preferences.

The POLST form has been REVISED and is available at: 
http://www.njha.com/quality-patient-safety/healthcare-resources/advanced-care-planning/polst/

Updates to the form include: Physician Assistants added to signature line, patient address moved to the front page, fields that require completion are all on front page, and the surrogate section has been revised.

Prior completed POLST form will continue to be honored. #POLST #goalsofcare #GOCCNJ New Jersey Hospital Association

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4Step iCare Plan

An Individualized End of Life Care Plan

Our 4Step iCare Plan is a simple, 4-step approach that helps patients, families, and healthcare providers navigate through challenging medical decisions.
Learn more with our video series and helpful tools

The NJ POLST Form

A NJ POLST form will inform your healthcare providers about the types of medical treatment you’d like to receive.
Learn more about the NJ POLST

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 Part of our efforts has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Baldwin-Sieck Family Fund.

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