Decision Aids are 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 Aids were developed with the help and guidance of healthcare professionals, and reflect the latest research on these interventions.

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 the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California.

PEDIATRIC TOPICS INCLUDE: breathing machines, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR),  and tube feeding.

Sample Pediatric Decision Guides

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Breathing machines


Tube feeding

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.


Decision Aids are available for purchase in packs of 25. Please Contact CCCC to order the new Decision Aids.