Honoring Choices Position Statement

Honoring Choices North Dakota is a collaborative group of statewide community partners who have a shared vision of creating a culture across North Dakota where continuous (on-going) advance care planning is the standard of care and every individual’s informed preferences for care are documented and upheld. Honoring Choices North Dakota Position Statement (PDF)

Making Preparations in Case Life Changes

The purpose of this presentation is to increase knowledge about the importance of having discussions about values, preferences and goals to improve quality of life while journeying through serious health conditions. Making Preparations in Case Life Changes Unexpectedly (PDF) Making Preparations in Case Life Changes Unexpectedly (PowerPoint)

Advance Care Planning Overview

Having an Advance Care Plan for health care is important. Like all planning it involves thinking ahead. Advance care planning involves thinking about what you would do if you became so ill that you could no longer communicate with your loved ones or health care providers. You may be in good health right now, or …

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“Conversation Ready”: A Framework for Improving End-of-Life Care

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Describes the Conversation Ready framework, the changes associated with the framework’s five principles that can be implemented to improve end-of-life care, examples of changes tested by organizations, and suggested measures to guide improvement.

Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life

Institute of Medicine of The National Academies A consensus report that finds that improving the quality and availability of medical and social services for patients and their families could not only enhance quality of life through the end of life, but may also contribute to a more sustainable care system.

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