Offering and Honoring Choices

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​Offering and Honoring Choices™

In 2012, Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) began the Offering and Honoring Choices™ initiative to ensure that its members and their families are knowledgeable about health care treatment options, empowered to define their treatment goals, and able to make informed choices about the interventions they choose during the last years of life. 

The main Offering and ​Honoring Choices™ ​areas are:
    Advance Care Planning
    Palliative Care
    Policy and Public Education and Engagement

Advance Care Planning is doing what we can to ensure the health care treatment we may receive is consistent with our wishes and preferences should we be unable to make our own decisions or speak for ourselves.

Palliative care is patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering. Palliative care throughout the continuum of illness involves addressing physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and facilitating patient autonomy, access to information, and choice. 

Activities in fostering policy development and public engagement are geared toward supporting legislation related to and consumer engagement in advance care planning and palliative care. 

Click here for a summary of PHC's Partners in Palliative Care pilot Implementation Evaluation.
Click here for a summary of PHC's Partners in Palliative Care pilot Financial Evaluation.

 

​Advance Care Planning

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ACP Decisions Click here for videos and other resources on advance care planning for providers, patients, and families.

Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care - Click here for information on an organization focused on advance care planning for the Chinese community.

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California -  Click here for training and resources on advance care planning. The Coalition promotes high-quality, compassionate care for everyone who is seriously ill or nearing the end of life.

The Conversation Project - Click here for information on how to get started with advance care planning.  

Honoring Choices Napa Valley - Click here for information from Community Coalition formed to support advance care planning in the Napa Valley. 

National Healthcare Decision Day - Click here for multiple resources on advance care planning. April 16 is the day designated to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.

​Advance Care Planning Webinars

View advance care planning webinars by clicking here.

Advance Care Planning Forms

PHC has created an Advance Care Planning Conversation Guide, which includes frequently asked questions, necessary first steps, and an actual Advance Care Directive form. Click here to view.

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California lists the most commonly used advance directive forms.  Click here to view their resources page.

The Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form is available in multiple languages by clicking here

​​Palliative Care 
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ACP Decisions - Click here for videos and other resources on palliative care for providers, patients, and families.

The California State University (CSU) Institute for Palliative Care - Click here to view professional development in palliative care for multiple disciplines.

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California - Click here for training and resources on palliative care.  The Coalition promotes high-quality, compassionate care for everyone who is seriously ill or nearing the end of life.