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and the care they want and no more.

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News/Grants

Here you can browse our press releases, search our archives, and find details about our most recent announcements.  Reporters who would like to receive press releases from the Goals of Care Coalition of NJ or would like to make an interview request, please contact Jessica Brown.

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.

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OPEN LETTER: Now is the Time

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.

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Health Disparities in End-of-Life Care Grant Report

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.

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4Step iCare Plan

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.

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Consumer Guides

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.

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Do We Need to Talk?

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.

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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

POLST

A POLST form will inform your healthcare providers about the types of medical treatment you’d like to receive.
New Jersey POLST
POLST in Your State

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 help the sickest and most vulnerable New Jerseyeans get the care they need and no less, and the care they want and no more. Donate today to help us provide critical information to patients and families and raise our voice with local, state and federal policy makers.

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GOCC Resources:

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NJ POLST Form Videos and Documents

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NJ POLST Form Videos and Documents

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