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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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Centers of Excellence

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

‪Thank you to the #caregivers who work tirelessly to support family and friends during their time of need. #GOCCNJ recognizes your unwavering dedication and service. #NationalCaregiversDay‬ ... See MoreSee Less

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Only 29% of physicians report having any formal training on how to speak with patients and their families about end-of-life care. Nearly half, 46%, indicate they are unsure of what to say during these conversations and worry about caregiver resistence. GOCCNJs 4Step iCare plan is a guide for healthcare professionals to use to faciliate discussions with patients so that medical treatment is aligned with goals of care. #goalsofcarewww.goalsofcare.org/healthcare-professionals/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Only 29% of physicians report having any formal training on how to speak with patients and their families about end-of-life care. Nearly half, 46%, indicate they are unsure of what to say during these conversations and worry about caregiver resistence. GOCCNJs 4Step iCare plan is a guide for healthcare professionals to use to faciliate discussions with patients so that medical treatment is aligned with goals of care. #goalsofcare

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

GOCCNJ is proud to announce that our Board Member, Kathy Taylor, JD, PhD, will be representing our organization on 'Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato' during a panel discussion on End-of-Life Care in NJ. Air dates are 2/9 @ 9:30 am on NJTV and 2/10 @ 12:30 pm on Thirteen/WNET. Please check your local television providers for channel information. #goalsofcare ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

GOCCNJ is proud to announce that our Board Member, Kathy Taylor, JD, PhD, will be representing our organization on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato during a panel discussion on End-of-Life Care in NJ. Air dates are 2/9 @ 9:30 am on NJTV and 2/10 @ 12:30 pm on Thirteen/WNET. Please check your local television providers for channel information. #goalsofcare

GOCCNJ is excited to welcome our newest coalition member, National Association of Social Workers - New Jersey. Social Workers are integral in planning & managing end-of-life care for patients & their families. We're excited to work together to parlay your skill set to benefit all involved in EOL decisions. #goalsofcare NASW-NJ ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

GOCCNJ is excited to welcome our newest coalition member, National Association of Social Workers - New Jersey. Social Workers are integral in planning & managing end-of-life care for patients & their families. Were excited to work together to parlay your skill set to benefit all involved in EOL decisions. #goalsofcare NASW-NJ

Palliative, hospice and EOL care on the agenda today at the State House. Good to see so many of our Coalition members in attendance. Testimony highlights the need for improved education of the public and healthcare professionals. #goalsofcare #palliative #hospicewww.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/A0500/312_I1.PDFwww.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/S1500/1072_I1.PDFwww.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/S3500/3117_I1.PDF ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Palliative, hospice and EOL care on the agenda today at the State House. Good to see so many of our Coalition members in attendance. Testimony highlights the need for improved education of the public and healthcare professionals. #goalsofcare #palliative #hospice

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/A0500/312_I1.PDF
https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/S1500/1072_I1.PDF
https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/S3500/3117_I1.PDF

60% of individuals in NJ have discussed preferences for end-of-life care but less than half have documented those wishes in writing. #GOCCNJ's 4Step iCare Plan is an individualized and simple to use tool for patients and their families to use as they discuss, decide and document goals of care. Make YOUR plan today.Visit: www.goalsofcare.org/patients-family/4step-icare-plan/ ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

60% of individuals in NJ have discussed preferences for end-of-life care but less than half have documented those wishes in writing. #GOCCNJs 4Step iCare Plan is an individualized and simple to use tool for patients and their families to use as they discuss, decide and document goals of care.  Make YOUR plan today.

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

GOCCNJ is proud to announce that our Board Member, Kathy Taylor, JD, PhD, will be representing our organization on 'Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato' during a panel discussion on End-of-Life Care in NJ. Air dates are 2/9 @ 9:30 am on NJTV and 2/10 @ 12:30 pm on Thirteen/WNET. Please check your local television providers for channel information. #goalsofcare ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

GOCCNJ is proud to announce that our Board Member, Kathy Taylor, JD, PhD, will be representing our organization on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato during a panel discussion on End-of-Life Care in NJ. Air dates are 2/9 @ 9:30 am on NJTV and 2/10 @ 12:30 pm on Thirteen/WNET. Please check your local television providers for channel information. #goalsofcare

 

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DVR time. I am quite interested since my father just passed away at 90 years. There were so many questions. What if’s?

Wonderful! They are lucky to have u 😁

That's great Kathy! Congratulations!

Congratulations, Kathy! That is so exciting!

Wow - very exciting. Congratulations!

Congratulations, Kathy!

Congratulations, Kathy!

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On February 6th, join Tracy 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 ... See MoreSee Less

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On February 6th, join Tracy 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

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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