Initiative formerly known as Honoring Choice Pacific Northwest
Who will make health care decisions for you if you can’t? Advance care planning puts your voice at the center of your health care.
We encourage everyone 18 and over will share their values and preferences. We want people to:
The advance care planning work formerly known as Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest, along with the advance directive, can now be found under the Washington State Medical Association. Visit the Washington State Medical Association’s Advance Care Planning website for additional advance care planning resources, including the Advance Directive.
Documents & Files
- Hierarchy Handout WA – See who would make medical decisions in the event that you could not make your own decisions. You can also see where you fall on the hierarchy for those in your circle.
- Reflection Guide – Use our reflection guide to help you write out what’s important to you.
- First, Next, Then Handout – A quick guide on advance care planning steps.
- CPR Guide – This guide explains what CPR is and helps you decide if you want CPR attempted in a hospital or health care facility.
- Large Print CPR Guide – This is the CPR guide in large print.
- National Healthcare Decisions Day
- PREPARE for your Care
- Respecting Choices
- The Conversation Project
- Waha Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement
- Washington State Health Advocacy Association
- The Conversation – By Angelo Volandes
- We Know How This Ends – by Bruce Kramer and Cathy Wurzer
- When Breath Becomes Air – By Paul Kalanithi
- Having Your Own Say – edited by Bernard Hammes
- The Gray Zone – by Deborah Day Laxson
- The Best Care Possible – Ira Byock
- Can’t we talk about something more pleasant? – Roz Chast
- The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying – Nina Riggs
- The Other Talk: A Guide to Talking With Your Adult Children About the Rest of Your Life – Tim Prosch
- The Conversation Project – Ellen Goodman
- What We Can Do to Die Well – Timothy Ihrig
- When Breath Becomes Air – Paul & Lucy Kalanithi
- What I Want at the End of Life – Tom Brokaw
- Ain’t the Way to Die – ZdoggMD
- Extremis – Netflix Original
- End Game – Netflix Original
- Being Mortal – Atul Gawande on Frontline
- The Growing Season
- Letting Go – Atul Gawande, The New Yorker
- Planning for the Inevitable: End of Life Discussions – Jessie Sholl, ExperienceLife.com
- Talking Early About How Life Should End – Tina Rosenberg, The New York Times
- Facing Mortality: How to Talk to Your Doctor – Priyanka Boghani, PBS
- Four Keys to Living Well–From the Terminally Ill – Ira Byock, Prevention.com
- 4 Steps to Starting the Life-and-Death Talk We all Need to Have – Michaela Eames, TED Talks
- Mapping Your End-of-Life Choices – Jane E. Brody, The New York Times