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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.
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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

Research shows that doctors who are comfortable with end-of-life issues provide better care to dying patients than those who aren’t. Utilize GOCCNJs 4-Step iCare Plan to encourage open and direct communication with your patients as they decide and document their medical decisions. Align a treatment plan that reflects their individual preferences. #goalsofcarewww.goalsofcare.org/healthcare-professionals/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Research shows that doctors who are comfortable with end-of-life issues provide better care to dying patients than those who aren’t. Utilize GOCCNJs 4-Step iCare Plan to encourage open and direct communication with your patients as they decide and document their medical decisions. Align a treatment plan that reflects their individual preferences. #goalsofcare

https://www.goalsofcare.org/healthcare-professionals/

Let's add NJ Medical Schools to the list of institutions incorporating palliative and end-of-life care into the curriculum. Training medical students and residents so they are more comfortable discussing end-of-life goals will result in better care to patients at the final stages of life. #goalsofcarenews.aamc.org/medical-education/article/lets-talk-about-death/ ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Lets add NJ Medical Schools to the list of institutions incorporating palliative and end-of-life care into the curriculum.  Training medical students and residents so they are more comfortable discussing end-of-life goals will result in better care to patients at the final stages of life. #goalsofcare

https://news.aamc.org/medical-education/article/lets-talk-about-death/

80% of people indicate if they were seriously ill they would speak with their healthcare professional about their wishes for end-of-life care. Only 7% report having end-of-life care conversations with their doctor. Use GOCCNJ's 4Step iCare plan to encourage honest and open discussions about diagnosis & prognosis and to document goals of care. #goalsofcareVisit: www.goalsofcare.org/patients-family/4step-icare-plan/ ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

80% of people indicate if they were seriously ill they would speak with their healthcare professional about their wishes for end-of-life care. Only 7% report having end-of-life care conversations with their doctor. Use GOCCNJs 4Step iCare  plan to encourage honest and open discussions about diagnosis & prognosis and to document goals of care. #goalsofcare

Visit: https://www.goalsofcare.org/patients-family/4step-icare-plan/

Only 29% of physicians report having any formal training on how to talk with patients and their families about end-of-life care and nearly half, 46%, say they feel unsure of what to say during these conversations and worry about caregiver resistence. Use GOCCs 4-Step iCare Plan to engage your patients in a conversation about challenging medical decisions. Visit www.goalsofcare.org/healthcare-professionals. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Only 29% of physicians report having any formal training on how to talk with patients and their families about end-of-life care and nearly half, 46%, say they feel unsure of what to say during these conversations and worry about caregiver resistence. Use GOCCs 4-Step iCare Plan to engage your patients in a conversation about challenging medical decisions. 

Visit https://www.goalsofcare.org/healthcare-professionals.

Join Tracy Grafton, hospice/palliative care social worker, on January 2nd 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 ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Join Tracy Grafton, hospice/palliative care social worker, on January 2nd 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

GOCCNJ would like to wish all healthcare professionals, palliative and hospice care providers, families and caregivers a healthy and happy new year! #goalsofcare ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

GOCCNJ would like to wish all healthcare professionals, palliative and hospice care providers, families and caregivers a healthy and happy new year! #goalsofcare

Join Tracy Grafton, hospice/palliative care social worker, on January 2nd 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 ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Join Tracy Grafton, hospice/palliative care social worker, on January 2nd 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

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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