Advance Directives

Resources for Patients & Family Caregivers

Goals of Care Coalition of NJ strives to bring patients & family caregivers the latest resources and information on advance directives.

Here you’ll find a Spanish translation of the NJ POLST form that you can download. You can use this valuable tool with your healthcare providers to make it clear about the types of medical treatment you would and would not like to receive.

Here you’ll find a NJ POLST form that you can download. You can use this valuable tool with your healthcare providers to specify the types of medical treatment you would and would not like to receive.

The POLST form is a healthcare planning tool that helps individuals work closely with their medical team to describe their medical preferences and goals when facing a serious illness.

A helpful video series about the NJ POLST form. You’ll learn why this form is important, learn how to complete it, see how it’s different from an advance directive, and more.

Five Wishes brings a comprehensive approach to a living will by specifically identifying a person's wishes for medical treatment and comfort care.

Choosing a healthcare proxy (who can make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you can not) is an important issue. This useful video can help you with this decision.

A healthcare proxy is a document that names a person you trust to make medical decisions for you If you are no longer able to do so. Here you can find key information about how to choose a healthcare proxy.

A proxy directive is a document that identifies a person to make healthcare decisions for you if you become unable to make them. Here you can find the legal forms to fill out and have notarized.

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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

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

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NJ POLST Form Videos and Documents
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NJ POLST Form Videos and Documents

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