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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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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

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Only 38% of patients with chronic illness have completed advance directives. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with a terminal illness or chronic disease, it's time to get your medical wishes documented. Not sure where to start? Use #GOCCNJ new series 'Let's Talk' Guidebook and Videos to help you through the process. #goalsofcare #DiscussDecideDocumentVisit: www.goalsofcare.org/patients-family/lets-talk-acp-guide/ ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Only 38% of patients with chronic illness have completed advance directives. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with a terminal illness or chronic disease, its time to get your medical wishes documented.  Not sure where to start? Use #GOCCNJ new series Lets Talk Guidebook and Videos to help you through the process. #goalsofcare #DiscussDecideDocument

Visit: https://www.goalsofcare.org/patients-family/lets-talk-acp-guide/

Nationally, 89% of people surveyed said healthcare providers should discuss end-of-life care decisions with patients but only 17% had those talks with providers. As a HCP, it is important that you speak with your patients honestly and frequently about their diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options. Use #GOCCNJ updated 4Step iCare plan for support during the conversation. #goalsofcare #DiscussDecideDocumentVisit: www.goalsofcare.org/wp-content/uploads/GOCCNJ-4Step-iCare-Plan-HCP-Assist.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Nationally, 89% of people surveyed said healthcare providers should discuss end-of-life care decisions with patients but only 17% had those talks with providers. As a HCP, it is important that you speak with your patients honestly and frequently about their diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options. Use #GOCCNJ updated 4Step iCare plan for support during the conversation. #goalsofcare #DiscussDecideDocument

Visit: https://www.goalsofcare.org/wp-content/uploads/GOCCNJ-4Step-iCare-Plan-HCP-Assist.pdf

Data show slight % decline — not increase — in orders for long-term artificial nutrition on Oregon POLST forms. Rates of long-term artificial nutrition orders on Oregon #POLST remain stable, so there is no evidence to support removing nutrition options bit.ly/2TwNHfW The American Geriatrics Society Journal of the American Geriatrics Society - JAGS Oregon POLST AMDA - The Society for PA and LTC Medicine Respecting Choices GeriPal Regenstrief Institute, Inc. American Society on Aging Az POLST Cambia Health Solutions KY MOST Coalition Coalition for Compassionate Care of California Louisiana Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment Thoughtful Life Conversations Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey The Conversation Project Alabama TOPP The Pew Charitable Trusts National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) ABA Commission on Law and Aging CompassionAndSupport MOLST Georgia Department of Public Health National Hospice and Palliative Care Month National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Hospice Foundation of America Coalition to Transform Advanced Care Washington State Hospital Association The John A. Hartford Foundation Maine Hospice Council and Center for End-of-Life Care Kaiser Health News American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) Pallimed Center for Practical Bioethics California Health Care Foundation American Academy of PAs ... See MoreSee Less

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In NJ, patients near the EOL receive more aggressive medical care than those in any other state in the US. Such high-intensity care is often unwanted and burdensome to patients and families. #GOCCNJs updated 4Step iCare Plan is an individualized, simple, 4-step approach that helps patients and families navigate through challenging medical decisions. #goalsofcare #DiscussDecideDocumentMake YOUR plan today. Visit: www.goalsofcare.org/patients-family/4step-icare-plan/ ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

In NJ, patients near the EOL receive more aggressive medical care than those in any other state in the US. Such high-intensity care is often unwanted and burdensome to patients and families.  #GOCCNJs updated 4Step iCare Plan is an individualized, simple, 4-step approach that helps patients and families navigate through challenging medical decisions.  
#goalsofcare #DiscussDecideDocument

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

GOCCNJ would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to New Jersey Long Term Care Leaders Coalition as our newest coaltion member. We look forward to working together to advance education for healthcare professionals in New Jersey that will benefit patients, their families, and caregivers.New Jersey Association Directors of Nursing Administration LTC Dietetics in Health Care Communities of New Jersey ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

GOCCNJ would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to New Jersey Long Term Care Leaders Coalition as our newest coaltion member. We look forward to working together to advance education for healthcare professionals in New Jersey that will benefit patients, their families, and caregivers.
New Jersey Association Directors of Nursing Administration LTC Dietetics in Health Care Communities of New Jersey

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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

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.

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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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