My Life, My Choice Resources
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
As the leading organization representing integrated, person-centered healthcare, NHPCO gives ongoing inspiration, practical guidance, and legislative representation to hospice and palliative care providers so they can enrich experiences for patients and ease caregiving responsibilities and emotional stress for families.
National Healthcare Decisions Day
National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.
Just as the living will has evolved into new documents offering more sophisticated advance care choices, so has the U.S. Living Will Registry evolved into the U.S. Advance Care Plan Registry. In addition to our current services, the Registry now also stores DNR, POLST, MOLST forms, and all types of advance care documents, and makes them available to medical providers instantly via internet as well as with two mobile apps..one for emergency personnel and one for registrants.
NIA prepares an annual Congressional Budget Justification, which provides the Senate and House Appropriations Committees with detailed estimates and justifications for research and research support activities.
FRONTLINE follows renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. In conjunction with Gawande’s new book, Being Mortal, the film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors – himself included are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their parents.
We believe every life is important and deserving of dignity. We honor this belief by empowering all people, of every age, to plan in advance for the challenges that may come with aging, serious illness, disability or loneliness.
Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization leading its national partners and Donate Life State Teams to increase the number of donated organs, eyes and tissues available to save and heal lives through transplantation while developing a culture where donation is embraced as a fundamental human responsibility.