About the Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey
The Goals of Care Coalition of NJ (GOCCNJ) is an interdisciplinary partnership of leaders representing healthcare providers and systems, government agencies, and community organizations. Our mission is to encourage patients, doctors and family members to talk about what type of care they want when facing a serious illness and to document their preferences in a care plan. We want to ensure that everyone involved in making difficult decisions knows the patient’s goals and wishes, so that the treatment they receive can be aligned with their individual preferences.
…to add quality to life
Today, patients in NJ will often see more doctors and undergo more tests during their final months of life than those in any other state. This can result in burdensome or unwanted care and reduced quality of life for both patients and families.
Our vision is to set a new standard of care in NJ by helping healthcare providers, patients, and families to make medical decisions that reflect the individual’s preferences—so patients receive the care they want and no less, and the care they need and no more.
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An Individualized End of Life Care Plan
Our 4Step iCare Plan is a personalized, simple, 4-step approach that helps you navigate through challenging medical decisions. It requires participation from patients and families as well as the healthcare provider (HCP).
Learn more with our video series and helpful tools
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.