NYS Center for Excellence in Advance Care Planning

           

 
             
 

The process of Advance Care Planning (ACP) supports patient self-determination, decision making & quality end of life care. Planning for decisions about end-of-life care allows individuals to consider & express their values to govern their care, articulate factors important to them for quality of life & to clarify preferences with regards to specific interventions. Discussions also offer patients the opportunity to identify who will make decisions for them should they lack decision-making capacity. Proactive discussions with patients on their wishes if recovery from illness/injury is improbable & addressing concerns, expectations & misunderstandings about specific medical conditions/interventions is critical to secure patient choice. Encouraging patients to share their views ensures their values, goals & preferences on informed care decisions are honored. 

Thanks to the support of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, we are pleased to offer community support through the HPCANYS Center of Excellence for Advance Care Planning where you will find:

  • Advance Care Planning description and tools for difficult conversations
  • Advance Directives specific to New York State
Tools for faith-based leaders and advocates
  • Education on Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Caregiver Resources for those supporting someone with a serious illness

 

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES
HEALTH CARE PROXY FORM
SAMPLE OF LIVING WILL FORMS
MOLST FORM
MOTHER CABRINI HEALTH FOUNDATION