Adult Health Care Decision Aids
As a healthcare professional, having a conversation about goals of care and life-sustaining treatments with seriously ill patients of all ages and their loved ones can be difficult. Decision Aids, available for adults and pediatrics, are an educational series designed by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) that explain the complex topics of potentially life-sustaining treatments, using consumer-friendly language with evidence-based information. The Aids were developed with the help and guidance of healthcare professionals, and reflect the latest research on these interventions.
The Aids are recommended for use by healthcare professionals who treat seriously ill patients in hospitals, palliative care units, skilled nursing facilities, hospices and medical groups. The Aids are intended to supplement conversations between patients and healthcare providers. No decision aid replaces the conversation patients should have with their clinicians to make important, clinical decisions. Use of these decision aids carries no liability to its developers or to CCCC.
The 2021 adult Decision Aids have been certified by AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Please visit AMDA's website for more information about the process and criteria used to certify.
Decision Aids are available for purchase in packs of 25.