End of Life Care Guide

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The African American Spiritual and Ethical Guide to End of Life Care – What Y’all Gon’ Do With Me? is a culturally sensitive resource for African Americans to use as a way to talk about advance care planning options and end-of-life issues with their loved ones. The Guide is reader-friendly and explains in simple language terms like “palliative care” and “hospice care”.

Dr. Gloria Thomas Anderson, a university professor and licensed social worker, wrote the first edition of The Guide in 2006 after receiving a grant to produce her research findings into a patient education resource to offer relevant information about end of life care specifically for African Americans. The Guide is now in its 8th edition and continues to be a helpful resource for families, churches, and other organizations that provide health-related services to this population.

Racial disparity in health care has caused many people of color to lose trust in doctors or proposed treatment options. Advance care decisions are often impacted by African Americans’ unique historical, cultural, spiritual, and generational family values. This clear Guide walks readers through the practical and legal considerations in advance care planning and provides an inviting way to talk about what one’s wishes would be if they were unable to speak for themselves due to a life-threatening accident or illness.

Readers will be empowered to take charge of their healthcare and advance care planning needs. A Healthcare Advance Directive sample is included in The Guide.

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The African American Spiritual and Ethical Guide to End of Life Care – What Y’all Gon’ Do With Me? is a culturally sensitive resource for African Americans to use as a way to talk about advance care planning options and end-of-life issues with their loved ones. The Guide is reader-friendly and explains in simple language terms like “palliative care” and “hospice care”.

Dr. Gloria Thomas Anderson, a university professor and licensed social worker, wrote the first edition of The Guide in 2006 after receiving a grant to produce her research findings into a patient education resource to offer relevant information about end of life care specifically for African Americans. The Guide is now in its 8th edition and continues to be a helpful resource for families, churches, and other organizations that provide health-related services to this population.

Racial disparity in health care has caused many people of color to lose trust in doctors or proposed treatment options. Advance care decisions are often impacted by African Americans’ unique historical, cultural, spiritual, and generational family values. This clear Guide walks readers through the practical and legal considerations in advance care planning and provides an inviting way to talk about what one’s wishes would be if they were unable to speak for themselves due to a life-threatening accident or illness.

Readers will be empowered to take charge of their healthcare and advance care planning needs. A Healthcare Advance Directive sample is included in The Guide.

Reviews (4)

4 reviews for End of Life Care Guide

  1. Linda G. Fisher, Chaplain

    “As the outpatient oncology chaplain on an interdisciplinary care team, I have found Ms. Anderson’s booklet very helpful in opening up difficult conversations in a non-threatening and engaging way. I have used the book with many patients and all have said it was “very helpful” and were grateful for help in learning how to talk about “hard things” at end-of-life.”

  2. Nancy Sherman, LICSW

    “Thus far, we have used it largely as a resource for staff who are serving an African-American family and/or who are just interested in learning more about the end of life perspective of this community. We have been grateful to have it as a resource.”

  3. Marianne Wilson, MSW, LCSW

    “Having used this booklet now for about 2 years, I have found that it fills a previously unmet need for Medicare mandated and culturally relevant materials to teach medical patients about their choices for end of life planning. I use this booklet regularly to meet federally mandated requirements to engage patients in discussions about their wishes for future medical care and to ensure that they understand their choices for, and how to create, legal documents that document their wishes. It treats the topic thoroughly and patients view it as relevant to their interests because of its obvious relevancy.”

  4. Monica Escalante, CFO/CCO

    Millions of dollars have been spent over the years in developing forms and deciding language for Advance Care Planning, only to produce complicated documents that diverse community members have a hard time understanding. Thus, no surprise, more money continues to be spent in campaigns to ‘educate’ on how to have discussions concerning future care in the event of losing capacity.

    Gloria’s method is the most culturally appropriate tool I have found. She has a technique that starts putting people at ease (a step usually overlooked) and then she holds the audience hands and walks them though every step of making wishes heard. The audience can engage because she provides a safe environment and gives people tools they understand.

    Gloria’s method works much better than any other Advance Care Planning tool I have come across.

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