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Hollywood Royalty Join Forces with New Jersey Non-Profit to Encourage Those Who May Become Seriously Ill with Coronavirus to Take Action
Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito, legendary actors and NJ natives team up with the Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey (GOCCNJ) to help individuals at highest risk for complications from COVID-19. These Hollywood greats and life-long friends reunite virtually during the pandemic to increase awareness about POLST– Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment — an important tool that empowers people to express their wishes and treatment preferences in case of a medical crisis.
As we are living in an unprecedented time, NOW is the time to discuss, decide and document your wishes for medical care. Please, help our medical staff offer heroic interventions to those who wish to have it, so we don’t burden those who wish to avoid it.
There is a critical need to improve the quality of the health care provider-patient dialogue at the end of a person’s life. A grant from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation was utilized to establish highly- targeted local initiatives to help educate health care providers and patients about the need for high quality communication about end-of-life care.
With nursing home residents making up 40 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in New Jersey, it’s time to deploy the national guard to any long-term care facility in peril, according to an open letter from David Barile, MD.
“Now is the time for individuals to take an active role in their health by making decisions about future medical care. Please, help medical staff offer heroic interventions to those who wish to have it, so they don’t burden those who wish to avoid it,” implores Dr. Barile.
As Healthcare Professionals plan for COVID-19, you should, too. GOCCNJ and Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice (a member of GOCCNJ) are offering free daily webinars to help educate those high-risk populations and their family medical decision-makers about the importance of discussing and documenting their wishes for medical care.
Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Decision Making: POLST & Other Important Considerations for High-Risk People
Free webinar for Family Caregivers on the Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Decision Making: POLST & Other Important Considerations for High-Risk People
Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey (GOCCNJ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Israel, M.D. to their board of directors. Dr. Israel joins GOCCNJ’s board with over 20 years of experience in geriatric and palliative care medicine. …
GOCCNJ and Hackensack Meridian Health, JFK Medical Center Partner to Host Advance Care Planning Summit in Conjunction with National Healthcare Decisions Day
This Inaugural Summit Meeting, leveraging the expertise of NJ’s thought leaders in advance care planning and palliative and hospice care, will help to address these educational gaps.
GOCCNJ has launched a new educational program that will address the significant disparities in access to advance care planning services and palliative care among the minority patient populations in NJ.
Experts at NJ Spotlight roundtable answer in the affirmative, note benefits of aid-in-dying laws.
The Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey (GOCCNJ) has received a $195,000, one-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to address disparities in access to palliative care for minority populations living in New Jersey.
Article featuring GOCC leadership Lori Feldstein, Dave Barile and Gil Gordon, discussing a talk presented on November 13, 2018, at the Jewish Center in Princeton for the Conversation Sabbath.
Developed by Goals of Care Coalition of NJ, the 4Step iCare Plan is an individualized advance care plan that has a simple 4-step approach to help you make difficult medical decisions. In addition to the video series available on our website, the plan can be downloaded as a PDF document.
Inaugural meeting of The Goals of Care Coalition of NJ meets ahead of National Healthcare Decisions Day
The inaugural meeting of The Goals of Care Coalition of NJ was held at the NJ Hospital Association in Princeton to announce the formation of the Coalition and launch an initiative to improve end-of-life care throughout NJ.
The New Jersey Healthcare Executive Leadership Academy is a joint initiative to build stronger leadership among physicians and executives from hospitals, post-acute providers and health plans.
Read about the latest news in advocacy from LeadingAge New Jersey.
The Health Care Association of New Jersey provides helpful consumer guides: A Guide to Choosing Long Term Care, A Guide to Choosing an Assisted Living Facility, A Guide to Choosing an Assisted Living Facility, and National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information.
NJ Governor’s Advisory Council on End-of-Life Care Submits Recommendations to the Governor and Legislature
The Council’s report highlights the need to improve end-of-life care delivery in New Jersey. The Report emphasizes the importance of establishing patient priorities and defining goals of care both through effective communication and better utilization of palliative care is urgent.
Lilo H. Stainton writes on NJ Spotlight about the push to increase end-of-life planning in NJ. Proponents point to higher rate of aggressive medical treatment and higher costs for patients nearing death in the Garden State.
Author Debra Hallisey, in honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day, writes about coming across her father’s advance directive in the Advocate for Mom and Dad website.
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