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Helping You Help Our Patients

We encourage our valued physicians to take advantage of these resources for helping you guide and support advance-planning discussions with your teams and patients.
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We will update this webpage as more resources become available. 

The external websites linked to from this webpage contain the information and viewpoints approved by those organizations. While we do believe these websites contain valuable resources that may be useful to you, these links do not represent an official endorsement of any other organizations' materials by Inova Health System.

Ascertaining and understanding a patient’s wishes is an important component of high-quality care. Clinicians should always ensure patients receive care that aligns with their values and goals. With the new reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of providing goal-concordant care has become heightened. Now more than ever, it is crucial for people to have these personal and difficult conversations with their clinicians and families and to make decisions prior to the possible development of serious acute illness.

As medical providers, the types of conversation you may have with your patient about health care goals and wishes will vary based on your patients’ current condition and location of care. 

The palliative and geriatric teams along with medicine leadership at Inova have compiled this list of resources which can help you guide your patients in expressing their wishes and putting them in writing in every medical setting.

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) - Advance Care Planning, Goals of Care

Optimistic-Care.org: COVID-19 Resources

Topics include Advance Care Planning During a Crisis for Nursing Homes, CALMER Goals of Care Discussion Guide, Symptom Management in the Nursing Home During COVID-19, and links to the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)