Advance Care Planning Program

Advance care planning is an important component of patient-centered care, helping ensure patient values and preferences guide clinical decisions. At City of Hope, we have developed several tools to assist and support patients through the completion of the advance directive, which is a written form that lets patients choose:
  • a medical decision maker who can share their wishes and make health care choices if they can’t speak for themselves
  • the kind of medical treatment that they want or do not want
Using the theme “Plan Today for Tomorrow,” these tools were designed to destigmatize the advance care planning process and encourage patients of every age and health status to share their wishes in an advance directive.

Advance care planning tools


2017 ASCO Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium