National Center for Ethics in Health Care
Dialed In: Helping Veterans Take Control of Their Health Care
Setting Health Care Goals When You Have A Serious Illness (5:56)
How to make sure you get the health care that’s right for you when you are dealing with a serious health problem.
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Dialed In Podcast: Would CPR Be Right for Me? (4:51) - Risks, benefits, and trade-offs of CPR, a life-sustaining treatment.
Dialed In Podcast: Mechanical Ventilation — An Option for Breathing Problems (6:05) - Risks, benefits, and trade-offs of mechanical ventilation, a life-sustaining treatment that might be offered if you have a serious breathing problem, or can’t breathe without help.
Setting Health Care Goals: A Guide for People with Health Problems - Handout for patients and surrogates that explains the nature and purpose of goals of care conversations.
VA Advance Directive Form - VA's official document for writing down your preferences for future health care in the event that you are unable to communicate those decisions for yourself.
VA Form 10-0137A: What You Should Know About Advance Directives - This explains your rights related to advance directives and provides information about advance directives and why you would use one.