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.
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.
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.
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. …
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.