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Prepared to Care

An ethnographic documentary by Dr Tanisha Jowsey

How are health care professional students – pharmacy, medicine and nursing – learning to manage the tough aspects of patient care? This ethnographic film documents their experiences in one powerful training initiative: Urgent and Immediate Patient Care Week.

Producers: Dr Tanisha Jowsey and Richard Smith

Director: Dr Tanisha Jowsey

Jill Romeo - Oct 27, 2020

Transitions in Care Toolkit

The purpose of this toolkit from the Emory University Center for Health in Aging is to help practitioners and clinicians in acute and community settings who make decisions for creating safe transitions for older adults back into or within the community. This toolkit provides links to a broad array of assessment tools and examples of model programs that may be helpful in making informed decisions about whether an older adult can transition back into the community safely.

How to Make a Home Safe for Your Aging Parent

This web page from AARP describes how families can adapt their homes to accommodate an aging parent moving in. Both low-cost safety tips and examples of expensive renovations are included. Financial assistance options are discussed. The web page is available in English and Spanish.

Keeping Your Home Healthy Before, During and After Caregiver Visits

This web page from AARP includes expert advice for those living at home who require the assistance of home health aides and other caregivers on how to stay healthy before, during and after in-home visits. Tips for disinfecting, distancing, deliveries and more are provided. The web page is available in English and Spanish.

PREPARE for Your Care

The PREPARE for Your Care program, a public health awareness campaign led by a coalition of national and state health care leaders, aims to help people make plans in the event of illness. The goal of the campaign is to inspire people to make a hospital go bag, choose a medical decision-maker, and talk to family about health care wishes. The program includes video stories and provides guidance for filling out an advance directive. COVID-19 resources are included. Content is available in English and Spanish.

Being Prepared in the Time of COVID-19

This guide from The Conversation Project, an initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, provides three important steps to take to be prepared in the time of COVID-19. Topics discussed include choosing a health care decision-maker, talking about what matters to you, and thinking about what you would want if you become seriously ill with COVID-19.

The Conversation Starter Kit

This Conversation Starter Kit from The Conversation Project, an initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, aims to help people share their wishes for end-of-life care with their loved ones. The Starter Kit's four steps guide the conversation and how to complete legal documents that reflect an individual's wishes.

Who Will Speak For You? How to choose and be a health care proxy

This guide from The Conversation Project, an initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, aims to help people choose and prepare a health care proxy. Information and resources for health care proxies are included.

Your Conversation Starter Kit For Families and Loved Ones of People with Alzheimer's Disease or Other Forms of Dementia

This Conversation Starter Kit from The Conversation Project, an initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is designed to help families and loved ones of people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia begin the conversation about how they want to live at the end of their life. This guide will help family members begin these talks in the early stages of decline, and it includes ways to use the Starter Kit on your loved one's behalf in the later stages.

How To Talk To Your Doctor: Discussing end-of-life care with your doctor, nurse, or other health care provider

This guide from The Conversation Project, an initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, aims to help people talk to their health care team about their wishes for end-of-life care. This guide can be used as a workbook to make notes to prepare for the conversation. Example talking points and questions to ask at the visit are included.