The Conversation Project, a website of resources and social networking to encourage advance care planning conversation and documentation. The Conversation Starter Kit is a very user-friendly guide to help think and talk about advance care planning.
Caring Connections, Comprehensive Web resource on advance care planning and caregiving. Advance directive forms for every state are available here for download.
"Death, Taxes, and Advance Directives" by Jennifer Ballentine, for CSA Journal. A general overview of advance directives and the importance of advance care planning for senior advisors and their clients.
Standard Advance Health Care Directive, combining appointment of a surrogate decision maker, choices for end-of-life treatment, and organ donation
Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC), comprehensive California-specific information and education on advance care planning and the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
San Diego Coalition for Compassionate Care, local chapter of the CCCC offering resources and information specific to the San Diego area.
Colorado Advance Directives Consortium, information and education on advance directives and the Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment Program in Colorado. Note: Official Standard MOST form and instruction booklet now available on the CADC site.
Completely revised and up-to-date "Your Right to Make Healthcare Decisions" booklet. Explains in clear, concise language Colorado's advance directives. Includes updated forms for Living Will, Medical Power of Attorney, and CPR directive. Also available in Spanish.
Chart detailing and comparing Colorado's current tools for advance care planning (updated 7/2016), including Living Will, MDPOA, CPR directive, Proxy Decision Maker, Designated Beneficiary, Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment, and Guardianship.
NEW! Summary of 2016 revisions to the Proxy Medical Decision Maker Statute. Important changes to the Proxy by Statute process were made in the 2016 legislative session to meet the needs of unrepresented patients.
Flowchart illustrating which advance directive tools are appropriate for which person in which stage of illness, with prompting questions to help in making decisions. Same flowchart, but geared toward providers, with prompting questions to help patients think through decisions.
Simple Medical Durable Power of Attorney appointment form.
Simple Living Will form, with updates according to 2010 Living Will revisions. Summary of Colorado Living Will Act revisions in 2010.
Summary of revised Colorado regulations for CPR Directive and new CDPHE CPR Directive template.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment current (revised) regulations for the Colorado CPR Directive.
Summary of Colorado's Surrogate Medical Decision Makers -- Medical Durable Power of Attorney, Proxy-by-Statute, and Designated Beneficiary -- definitions, distinctions, and documentation.
Simple form for documenting selection of Proxy Decision Maker.
HIPAA Release form-- use this form to authorize another person to look at your medical records and talk to your health care providers about your condition.
Disposition of remains form -- use this form to say what you want done with your body after death and authorize your representative to carry out your instructions.