Palliative Care Discussion Guide: 5 Things to Talk About with Your Care Providers

This is a Basic Discussion Guide to help you start a planning discussion to promote lifelong wellness and receive person-centered care. Start with one or more questions that make sense to you, and write down your own questions below to bring to your next appointment.

  1. I’d like to understand more about my health or illness and treatment options
  2. I want to discuss my goals and explore the care I want and do not want
  3. Let’s discuss my care plan and writing down my choices in planning documents
  4. I’d like to make sure you know my choices and that my medical record is up-to-date
  5. I’d like to make sure my care providers honor my choices all through my life