Goals of Care

Training for discussing patient health care goals and wishes
COVID-19 Goals of Care: Conversation Script

Conversation map with specific phrases to use when talking to patients who have COVID-19 about their goals of care.

COVID Goals of Care Conversation: Video Example

Training video for clinicians responding to COVID-19. Created by VitalTalk.

Honoring Previously Determined Preferences for Care

Pocket card with recommended questions to ask patients - both patients whose goals are consistent and those where goals have changed.

POLST Conversations for ED Physicians with a Capable Patient

5-minute video demonstrating a physician using the VitalTalk method to talk with a capable patient about her wishes for care and treatment. Created by Dr. Katie Stowers, the Ronald W. Naito Director in Serious Illness Education and co-chair of the Oregon POLST Coalition Education Committee.

POLST Conversations for ED Physicians with a Surrogate

5-minute video on how to communicate compassionately with a surrogate representing a patient who no longer has capacity to speak about their health care goals and wishes. Uses VitalTalk communication methods. Created by Dr. Katie Stowers, the Ronald W. Naito Director in Serious Illness Education and co-chair of the Oregon POLST Coalition Education Committee.