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Advance Care Planning

  • NEW The Coalition's Curriculum Guide for Advance Care Planning is designed to assist facility staff in having advance care planning discussions with patients
  • The Advance Care Planning Policy is a template to assist dialysis facility staff in developing advance care planning policies and procedures
  • Advance Care Planning: For Dialysis Patients and Their Families was developed by the Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition (Network 5) and the Academy for Educational Development to help dialysis patients plan for their care.  Available in English or in Spanish.
  • The Literature Review on Advance Directives is a summary of research over the last 20 years. It is a thoughtful and comprehensive descriptive analysis of the issue in American culture. It contains more than 360 citations.
  • The POLST Form is a standardized form that converts choices about life-sustaining treatments into medical orders that are portable. Surrogate decision makers may communicate treatment preferences on behalf of those who lack decisional capacity. Programs based on the POLST paradigm are now used in West Virginia and Washington, as well as parts of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York, Utah, New Mexico, Michigan, Georgia, and Minnesota.
  • American Nephrology Nurses’ Association’s (ANNA) “Techniques to Facilitate Discussions for Advance Care Planning (ACP)” Module is the first in a series of educational modules on EOL Decision Making and the Nephrology Nurse, an in-depth, national program to promote education for nurses and improve end-of-life care
  • The Center for Practical Bioethics includes a focus on aging, end-of-life care, and pain policies.

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