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RPACE - GOC resources for Physicians


More GOC resources are available on the RPACE webpage.

How to talk to end-of-life care with a dying patient

  • A 3-minute talk by Dr. Atul Gawande on what end-of-life conversations are really about

Documenting serious illness goals of care conversations

  • A 5-minute video developed by PHC on how to document GOC on the Cerner PowerForm

Serious illness conversations in acute medicine and surgery

  • A 26-minute talk by Dr. MacRedmond (ICU), Dr. Hatala (Palliative Care/IM) of Providence Health Care, and Wallace Robinson (Leader, Advance Care Planning) 

Cultural considerations

Serious illness conversation guide

  • A 7-step guide for facilitating serious illness conversations

4-question framework

  • A 4-question guide for GOC discussions

What Matters Most To Me

  • A 2-page worksheet, based on the SICG, for patients and support people to work through what is most important


Palliative performance scale

  • A framework for measuring the progressive decline in patients

GO-FAR tool and Go-FAR tool article 

  • A tool to identify patients at high risk for poor outcome

ECOG performance status

  • Standard criteria for measuring performance status in patients with cancer ‎


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