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Coalition for Compassionate Care of California: CoalitionCCC.org
California Healthcare Foundation
Advance Healthcare Directives Fact Sheets English, Chinese & Spanish
Decision Guides for Healthcare Providers Decision Guides is an educational series designed by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) that explains the complex topics of life-sustaining treatments, using consumer-friendly language with evidence-based information. The guides were developed with the help and guidance of healthcare professionals, and reflect the latest research on these interventions. Topics include: CPR, artificial hydration, mechanical ventilation and tube feeding for adult patients and CPR, mechanical ventilation and tube feeding for paediatric patients. (English & Spanish)
Facing Serious illness: Making Your Wishes Known — Your guide to POLST English, Chinese & Spanish
Filipino Cultural Resources:
At Life’s End Filipino Care Decisions Rely on God, Family, Home
Cultural Relevance in End-of-Life Care
Finding Your Way: Medical Decisions When They Count Most. For those who are starting the advance care planning process or considering whether to initiate or withdraw life sustaining treatment. English & Spanish.
Go Wish Cards. An easy, entertaining way to think and talk about what's important to you if you become seriously ill.
Heart to Heart Cards. A communication activity designed to make it easier for a family member, a caregiver, or a health provider to understand what a loved one wants done when life is ending.
Mrs. Lee's Story An introduction to end-of-life issues that concern Chinese elders and their families. Chinese & English
Seminars on End-of-Life Care for Faith Leaders Toolkits contain step-by-step information for local coalitions on planning and publicizing a faith leader seminar, a sample agenda, model presentations and readings, and suggested content for a resource binder. The toolkits are based on the Center for Health Care Decision's years of experience hosting these seminars as well as feedback from the local coalitions that piloted the curriculum.
Talking It Over — Discussion Guide Designed for lay discussion leaders, this guide provides the format and exercises for three sessions that give people ideas for thinking and talking about their wishes.