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Community education

Hundreds of community, faith-based, senior and healthcare organizations are using SHD materials to help people prepare for future medical decisions.

Finding Your Way booklet
  Finding Your Way: A Guide for Medical Decisions Near the End of Life

This 13-page easy-to-read booklet provides information to help those who are starting the advance care planning process or considering whether to initiate or withdraw life sustaining treatment when the end of life is near.  Also available in Spanish.

Mrs. Lee's Story
  Mrs. Lee's Story: Medical Decisions Near the End of Life

This 16-page booklet written in Chinese and English relates the story of 91-year old Mrs. Ming Lee to introduce health issues that concern Chinese elders and their families.  It includes basic information on: advance directives and advance care planning, pain management, hospice care, working with your doctor and available resources.

conversations posters
  Posters: End-of-Life Messages

These 11 x 17 colorful posters promote early conversations, advance directives, pain management and palliative care.  Also available in Spanish, the posters are being distributed in community and healthcare settings to:

  • raise awareness about medical decision-making and end-of-life issues
  • announce a group discussion or advance directive class
  • direct people to a person or office where advance directive forms are available

Suggested posting places include: waiting rooms, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, faith communities, health fairs, senior and community centers, adult day health centers and public libraries.

  Decisions Series

A six-part series of one-page articles about making decisions at the end of life.  Ideal as church bulletins or newsletter inserts.  Also available in Spanish.  You may download and print the Decisions Series by clicking on the link below. 

  Talking It Over: A Guide for Group Discussions on End-of-Life Decisions

Designed for lay discussion leaders, the guide provides the format and exercises for three one-hour sessions:

  • "Exploring Your Personal Views"
  • "Talking with Loved Ones"
  • "Making Tough Decisions"

The exercises used in Talking It Over are also available in Spanish and Tagalog.

You may download and print Talking It Over by clicking on the link below.  Please be patient as the file may take awhile to download.

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