Table 1.

Web resources for advance care planning at the end of life

The Kidney End of Life Coalition provides information and resources to help dialysis professionals, facilities, and patients complete advanced care planning and advanced directives (http://www.kidneyeol.org/).
The Caring Connections website offers information about advanced care planning and free downloads of state-specific, legal advanced directives (http://www.caringinfo.org/stateaddownload).
The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form contains patients’ end of life wishes in an easily identifiable, portable format with reviewable medical orders. The form honored throughout the healthcare system is recognized as a preferred practice by the National Quality Forum in its A National Framework and Preferred Practices for Palliative Care and Hospice Care Quality (http://www.polst.org).
Hemodialysis mortality predictor (http://touchcalc.com/calculators/sq) (50).