HEALTHCARE PROVIDER RESOURCE LIBRARY

The following resources will help you conduct end-of-life care discussions with your patients.

Form Downloads

WV Living Will
WV Medical Power of Attorney
WV Combined Living Will/Medical Power of Attorney
Frequently Asked Questions and Forms
E-Directive Registry Opt-In Form
WV Checklist for Surrogate Selection
Do Not Resuscitate brochure
Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) brochure
Using the POST Form: Guidance for Healthcare Professionals
Palliative Care brochure
Hospice Services in the Nursing Home Facility brochure

 

Discussing End-of-Life and Decision-Making with Patients

Assessing Decision-Making Capacity
Decision-Making Flowchart According to West Virginia Law
Mature Minors and Emancipated Minors Authority to Make Medical Decisions
Why and How to Have End-of-Life Discussions with Patients


Feeding Tube Annotated Bibliography

West Virginian's attitudes and practices toward end-of-life care

 

Palliative Care

Evidence-Based Palliative Care Resources

WV Palliative Care Network Data Collection Tool - Inpatient
WV Palliative Care Network Data Collection Tool – Outpatient
WV Palliative Care Network Data Collection Tool - Manual
2010 WV Palliative Care Network Report
2011 WV Palliative Care Network Report
2012 WV Palliative Care Network Report
2013 WV Palliative Care Network Report
2014 WV Palliative Care Network Report
2015 WV Palliative Care Network Report

 

West Virginia Health Care Laws

Health Care Decisions Act
Do-Not-Resuscitate Act
Uniform Determination of Death Act
Nursing Home Model Policy WV Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) form

 

Medical Power of Attorney Representative & Health Care Surrogate Responsibilities

“Job Description” for Medical Power of Attorney Representatives and Health Care Surrogates in WV