Resources

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.

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.

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 you may have a chronic or serious health issue. But all of us need to think about what we would want if we were suddenly injured or suffered a tragic illness and were unable to hear or speak with others. WHO would talk with the doctor and nurses to make decisions for you? WHAT would they decide?

Advanced Care Planning for Young Adults

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 you may have a chronic or serious health issue. But all of us need to think about what we would want if we were suddenly injured or suffered a tragic illness and were unable to hear or speak with others. WHO would talk with the doctor and nurses to make decisions for you? WHAT would they decide?


Video Presentations

The following videos were recorded at the Honoring Choices North Dakota meeting held in Fargo, North Dakota on September 22, 2016. Vision, Goal and Objectives

The Conversation Project

http://www.theconversationproject.org

Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else: A North Dakota Handbook

If you make health care decisions for someone else – or might at some future point – this handbook is for you.

Let's Talk About Dying (Video)

We can't control if we'll die, but we can "occupy death," in the words of Dr. Peter Saul. He calls on us to make clear

"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,

Who will speak for you if you can’t speak for yourself? Advance Health Care Planning Resource Guide for North Dakotans

Most of us know we should talk to a variety of people about our wishes for care when we can't speak for ourselves. It's just that, often, we don't. Yet, if we can document and discuss in advance our wishes, a conversation that once seemed scary can actually become comforting. It really is OK to talk about dying. It has to be. Use this guide to help you start.

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

Making Health Care Decisions in North Dakota: A Summary of North Dakota Law Regarding Health Care Directives

Published by: North Dakota Department of Human Services Aging Services Division (last revised 2012) https://www.nd.gov/dhs/info/pubs/docs/aging/aging-healthcare-directives-guide.pdf