Working together. Learn how we help empower patients, families, and healthcare providers making end of life decisions.
Meet the GOC Coalition and our partners
Let’s talk. Facing challenging medical decisions at the end of life is hard—we can help you start the conversation
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Diagnosis is just the beginning. Access valuable tools to identify a patient’s wishes for end of life care
Learn more about the 4Step iCare Plan

Do they know your wishes? Make sure your healthcare providers know the medical care you would like to receive
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Goals of Care Coalition of NJ

Working together to focus on the patient’s goals.
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Patients & Family

Free videos to empower patients and families.
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Centers of Excellence

We provide training at skilled nursing facilities to improve communications about advance care planning. Become a Center of Excellence

Too many people in NJ who want to die at home instead die in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Too few benefit from hospice care or benefit too late. Communicate clearly with family and HCPs about your hopes and goals of care. GOCCNJ's 4Step iCare Plan is a simple, 4-step approach that helps patients, families, and healthcare providers navigate through challenging medical decisions. For more information visit: www.goalsofcare.org/patients-family/4step-icare-plan/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Too many people in NJ who want to die at home instead die in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Too few benefit from hospice care or benefit too late.  Communicate clearly with family and HCPs about your hopes and goals of care. GOCCNJs 4Step iCare Plan is a simple, 4-step approach that helps patients, families, and healthcare providers navigate through challenging medical decisions.  

For more information visit: https://www.goalsofcare.org/patients-family/4step-icare-plan/

Glad to see GOCC Founding Members New Jersey Hospital Association Association and Visiting Nurse Association Home-Health enjoying a day of golf!www.facebook.com/212792269199282/posts/507361156409057/CherryValley club pro Adrienne gives NJHA CEO Cathy Bennett and VNA Health Group Exec Linda Savino some tips on getting a proper grip on the golf club. Fun day for long-time golfers and novices! #ToHealth! ... See MoreSee Less

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Glad to see GOCC Founding Members New Jersey Hospital Association Association and Visiting Nurse Association Home-Health enjoying a day of golf!

https://www.facebook.com/212792269199282/posts/507361156409057/

A powerful statement that HCPs, caregivers, and families must heed. #goalsofcare"Aggressive medical care at the end of life for patients with cancer has not demonstrated a survival benefit and is associated with worse quality of life for patients."www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/lung-cancer/aggressive-eol-care-reduces-care-quality-increases-costs... ... See MoreSee Less

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A powerful statement that HCPs, caregivers, and families must heed. #goalsofcare

Aggressive medical care at the end of life for patients with cancer has not demonstrated a survival benefit and is associated with worse quality of life for patients.

https://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/lung-cancer/aggressive-eol-care-reduces-care-quality-increases-costs-in-lung-cancer/article/807479/

In recognition of World Hospice & Palliative Care Day, thank you to the doctors, nurses, social workers, and clergy for your support and service to patients with life threatening illness and their families. #BecauseIMatter World Hospice and Palliative Care Day #goalsofcare ... See MoreSee Less

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In recognition of World Hospice & Palliative Care Day, thank you to the doctors, nurses, social workers, and clergy for your support and service to patients with life threatening illness and their families. #BecauseIMatter World Hospice and Palliative Care Day #goalsofcare

Kathy Collins, RN, DMH(c) has been a great partner in the effort to educate other healthcare professionals about advance care planning. #goalsofcare New Jersey Hospital AssociationMeet Kathy Collins, RN, DMH(c), interim chief administrative officer for the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey, a nonprofit affiliate of the NJHA. She's our newest author of the Nurse Talk column! Her work focuses on healthcare quality improvement, nursing innovation and advance care planning. #NJHA100 www.njha.com/nurse-talk/2018-nurse-talk-articles/whats-a-hospitals-role-the-answer-may-surprise-you/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Kathy Collins, RN, DMH(c) has been a great partner in the effort to educate other healthcare professionals about advance care planning.   #goalsofcare New Jersey Hospital Association

Tommorow, 10/13, 2-4 pm, SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch (379 South Branch Rd) will host "What is Advance Care Planning? Why is It Important?" This panel discussion will feature local experts discussing the legal, medical, ethical, emotional, practical, and spiritual aspects of important conversations around death and dying. #goalsofcare New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Tommorow, 10/13, 2-4 pm, SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch (379 South Branch Rd) will host What is Advance Care Planning? Why is It Important? This panel discussion will feature local experts discussing the legal, medical, ethical, emotional, practical, and spiritual aspects of important conversations around death and dying. #goalsofcare New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute

On October 13th, 2-4 pm, SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch (379 South Branch Rd) will host "What is Advance Care Planning? Why is It Important?" This panel discussion will feature local experts discussing the legal, medical, ethical, emotional, practical, and spiritual aspects of important conversations around death and dying. #goalsofcare New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

On October 13th, 2-4 pm, SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library  branch (379 South Branch Rd) will host What is Advance Care Planning? Why is It Important? This panel discussion will feature local experts discussing the legal, medical, ethical, emotional, practical, and spiritual aspects of important conversations around death and dying. #goalsofcare New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute

GOCCNJ viewed the emotional and empowering End Game at #CTACsummit18. GOCCNJ’s mission parallel's Dr. Ungerleider efforts to change how patients & families face serious illness and plan goals of care in the final stages of life. #goalsofcare Coalition to Transform Advanced Care End Well Symposium #BJMillerMD ... See MoreSee Less

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GOCCNJ viewed the emotional and empowering End Game at #CTACsummit18. GOCCNJ’s mission parallels Dr. Ungerleider efforts to change how patients & families face serious illness and plan goals of care in the final stages of life. #goalsofcare Coalition to Transform Advanced Care End Well Symposium #BJMillerMD

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.
Watch our video series about the NJ POLST
Learn more and download a NJ POLST form

Get Involved!

 As an agent of change. Join the Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey to help improve end of life care for patients and families.
As a supporter of our efforts. We depend on the generosity of our donors to provide critical information to patients and families—this information is provided at no cost when it’s needed most.

Thank you!

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