The Minnesota state-wide organization for advance care planning and health care directive completion. The Rainbow Resources are nine single page educational sheets on a variety of topics that include a general guide, health care agent, CPR, and help with breathing.
A deck of 36 cards similar to traditional playing cards that can be sorted into important stacks and then ranking the top 10 to determine what wishes are most important to you. The cards can help facilitate end-of-life conversations.
The Death Deck includes a game box, 112 question cards (multiple choice and open-ended questions), and an instruction booklet. The cards can be used to spark discussion around the topic of death.
Hello is a conversation game. It’s an easy, non-threatening way to start a conversation with your family and friends about what matters most to you.
Have the Talk of a Lifetime was created to help families have important conversations about the things that matter most to them and how a person’s life story can be remembered and honored in a meaningful way.
Their goal is to help everyone talk about their wishes for care through the end of life, so those wishes can be understood and respected. There are multiple conversation guides on the site that can be downloaded for free. The Conversation Project is a public engagement initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
National Healthcare Decisions Day occurs annually on April 16th. It is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.
This link is to the Minnesota statute on health care directives. It includes 17 chapters that lay out what Minnesotans need to know to make sure their health care directive meets state requirements.
This video with Dr. Ryan Greiner explains code status including Do not Resuscitate (DNR) and Do Not Intubate (DNI).