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End-of-Life Decision Making (cont.)

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  • Choice in Dying or Partnership for Caring, Inc., is a nonprofit organization that provides advance directives, counsels patients and families, trains professionals, advocates for improved laws, and offers a range of publications and services.
  • Read about advance directives in the Patient Education Forum of the American Geriatrics Society.
  • The American Academy of Family Physicians discusses advance directives and do not resuscitate orders.
  • Last Acts is a national coalition to improve care and caring at the end of life.
  • Patient Advanced Educational Resource, also known as PAER, publishes a family guide to advance directives and code status designations entitled What's the Patient's Code Status?
  • Five Wishes is a document you can order that helps you think about, and describe for your family, how you'd like your medical priorities to be addressed when you are no longer able to speak for yourself.

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