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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.
Learn more about the NJ POLST

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

On 4/23, #GOCCNJ Founder/Medical Director, David Barile, MD will be educating healthcare professionals at Jersey City Medical Center/RWJBarnabas Health on the importance of advance care planning, cultural intelligence, and the disparities that exist in end-of-life care within minority populations. Thank you to everyone involved for taking the first step to improve medical care for minority communities in NJ. #goalsofcare #HealthDisparities #DiscussDecideDocument #Hospice #Palliative #AdvanceCarePlanning ... See MoreSee Less

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On 4/23, #GOCCNJ Founder/Medical Director, David Barile, MD will be educating healthcare professionals at Jersey City Medical Center/RWJBarnabas Health on the importance of advance care planning, cultural intelligence, and the disparities that exist in end-of-life care within minority populations. Thank you to everyone involved for taking the first step to improve medical care for minority communities in NJ. #goalsofcare #HealthDisparities #DiscussDecideDocument #Hospice #Palliative #AdvanceCarePlanning

This holiday weekend, engage family and friends in a conversation about your wishes for end-of-life care. These discussions are especially important if facing a chronic illness or disease. The best gift you can give loved ones is sharing your goals of care so your preferences can be honored. Visit goalsofcare.org for free tools & resources. #goalsofcare #DiscussDecideDocument#GOCCNJ ... See MoreSee Less

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This holiday weekend, engage family and friends in a conversation about your wishes for end-of-life care. These discussions are especially important if facing a chronic illness or disease. The best gift you can give loved ones is sharing your goals of care so your preferences can be honored. Visit goalsofcare.org for free tools & resources. #goalsofcare  #DiscussDecideDocument
#GOCCNJ

NJ Health Commissioner #ShereefElnahal, MD leads by example completing his advance directive online using MyDirectives. #DiscussDecideDocument your end-of-life care goals with family and healthcare providers. Now it's even easier with access online. #goalsofcare #AdvanceCarePlanning New Jersey Department of HealthVisit: mydirectives.com/goccnjNHDD

New Jersey Department of Health
NJ Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal completes his advance directive ahead of National Healthcare Decisions Day next week using the MyDirectives online platform! This isn’t an easy topic to talk about, but having an advance care plan is the best way to ensure you receive the end-of-life care you want when the time comes. #NHDD #NHDD2019
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#GOCCNJ continues to honor #NationalHealthcareDecisionDay by partnering with MyDirectives to enable individuals to create, store, & update free digital advance care directives or upload a 3rd party digital or paper advance care plan or POLST form. It doesn't get any easier so no excuses! Now is the time to #DiscussDecideDocument #goalsofcare #POLST #AdvanceCarePlanningVisit mydirectives.com/goccnjNHDD ... See MoreSee Less

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#GOCCNJ continues to honor #NationalHealthcareDecisionDay by partnering with MyDirectives to enable individuals to create, store, & update free digital advance care directives or upload a 3rd party digital or paper advance care plan or POLST form.  It doesnt get any easier so no excuses!  Now is the time to #DiscussDecideDocument #goalsofcare #POLST #AdvanceCarePlanning

Visit https://mydirectives.com/goccnjNHDD

Now is the perfect time to #DiscussDecideDocument your end-of-life care goals. On 4/16 at 2pm, join New Jersey Department of Health #ShereefElnahal at the Mercer County Trenton Free Public Library #COYL signing event in honor of #NationalHealthcareDecisionsDay.#goalsofcare #GOCCNJApril 16 at 2pm at the Trenton Free Public Library: Join New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal at the Mercer County #ConversationOfYourLife signing event in honor of #NationalHealthcareDecisionsDay. Thank you Horizon NJ Health for your generous support of #COYL. ... See MoreSee Less

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Now is the perfect time to #DiscussDecideDocument your end-of-life care goals. On 4/16 at 2pm, join New Jersey Department of Health #ShereefElnahal at the Mercer County Trenton Free Public Library #COYL signing event in honor of #NationalHealthcareDecisionsDay.#goalsofcare #GOCCNJ

On 4/16, in honor of #NHDD, join New Jersey Hospital Association in an engaging and informative accredited seminar entitled 'Embracing Palliative Care in Practice' on from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, NJHA Conference and Event Cntr, 760 Alexander Rd in Princeton. #goalsofcare #GOCCNJwww.njha.com/education/brochure/?id=1955 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

On 4/16, in honor of #NHDD, join New Jersey Hospital Association in an engaging and informative accredited seminar entitled Embracing Palliative Care in Practice on from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, NJHA Conference and Event Cntr, 760 Alexander Rd in Princeton. #goalsofcare #GOCCNJ

http://www.njha.com/education/brochure/?id=1955

It's #NationalVolunteersWeek! A hearfelt thank you to the volunteers who generously give their time and effort to care for patients at the end of life's journey, their families, and caregivers through unwavering support, compassion and friendship. #NationalVolunteersWeek #goalsofcare #GOCCNJ #hospicecare ... See MoreSee Less

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Its #NationalVolunteersWeek!  A hearfelt thank you to the volunteers who generously give their time and effort to care for patients at the end of lifes journey, their families, and caregivers through unwavering support, compassion and friendship. #NationalVolunteersWeek #goalsofcare #GOCCNJ #hospicecare

On April 3rd, join Tracy O'Donnell Grafton, hospice/palliative care social worker, at JFK Medical Center for “Coffee and Conversation” about Advance Directives. Drop-in session is 3 - 6 pm. Materials offered in Hindi, Chinese, Spanish & English. Notary available for completed paperwork. #goalsofcare #DiscussDecideDocument ... See MoreSee Less

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On April 3rd, join Tracy ODonnell Grafton, hospice/palliative care social worker, at JFK Medical Center for “Coffee and Conversation” about Advance Directives. Drop-in session is 3 - 6 pm. Materials offered in Hindi, Chinese, Spanish & English. Notary available for completed paperwork. #goalsofcare #DiscussDecideDocument

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.

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