Staff and consultants with the Commission on Aging with Dignity, a nonprofit organization in Tallahassee, Fla., revised and disseminated the Five Wishes advance directive, which is designed to help people write down their wishes about end-of-life care and discuss them with family members and physicians.
The project was part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) national program Targeted End-of-Life Projects Initiative.
- Project staff and consultants revised the Five Wishes advance directive document to meet the legal requirements of 33 states and the District of Columbia.
- More than 1,400 individuals and groups requested and received more than 400,000 copies of Five Wishes for distribution.
- About 500 hospitals, places of worship, long-term care facilities and senior centers held Five Wishes workshops to explain how to use the document.
- Project staff and consultants updated and redesigned the Five Wishes document and developed an employer packet to assist with distribution in the workplace.
- Project staff recruited at least 500 employers who distributed more than 500,000 copies of Five Wishes.
Targeted End-of-Life Projects Initiative Projects - Strategy 3
Individual project results from the RWJF Targeted End-of-Life Projects Initiative, strategy 3: To engage the public and professionals in efforts to improve end-of-life care.Read the Program Results for Targeted End-of-Life Projects Initiative
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