Inadequate knowledge and misconceptions lead to apprehension among patients and have been identified as barriers to the use of advance care planning and palliative care services. Many wrongly believe palliative care is the same as hospice or associate it only with end of life. These misconceptions may also influence providers, who have reported that they worry recommending patients for palliative care could result in a loss of hope, or lead the patient to believe their provider is giving up on them.

The Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey has created and curated a range of resources and educational materials to support patients and the healthcare providers that care for them.

Patient/Family/Caregiver Resources

Health Professional Resources

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Request a Speaker

In an effort to provide education to patients, families, caregivers and healthcare professionals, GOCCNJ has developed a Speaker’s Bureau comprised of knowledgeable professionals who can customize a presentation to meet your needs.

Topics include:

  • Advance Care Planning
  • The Family Meeting: How to Have Effective Advance Care Planning Conversations
  • Palliative Care
  • Hospice Care

Don’t see a topic you’re interested in listed here? Contact us with your request and we’ll accommodate your educational needs. We are available for large and small groups.

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The GOCCNJ Learning Center

Are you interested in improving care for those who are seriously ill or nearing the end of life?

Do you need to satisfy New Jersey’s two-hour End-of-Life Care requirement for medical license renewal?

Visit GOCCNJ’s Learning Center to access GOCCNJ’s medical educational programming so that you may provide comprehensive, high-quality, person-centered care that is consistent with patient goals and values and honors their dignity. Fees may apply.

Resources include accredited and non-accredited programs.