The Leaving Well Coalition and Leaving-Well.org
HealthInsight Utah is a member of the Leaving Well Coalition, which exists to ensure every person in Utah has the opportunity to live well to the end of life by sharing the conversation about their values, making their wishes known and receiving the end-of-life care they desire.
The Leaving Well Coalition grew out of two decades of effort by organizations, agencies and consumers that are concerned with the challenges of end-of-life care. The goal is to develop Utah as a place where conversations about the end of life are comfortable and complete and where providers, patients and families are prepared to help all people experience the end of life they desire.
The focus of the Leaving Well Coalition includes encouraging end-of-life conversations in Utah, sustainability of the Electronic Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (ePOLST), and oversight of the Leaving Well website.
The Leaving Well website, Leaving-Well.org, was developed as a consumer resource for end-of-life issues. It has tools to help people and their families think about their wishes and start the conversation about those wishes. The site provides information about financial, legal and medical issues to consider, as well as information about how and why to complete an advance directive and POLST form. The site is easily viewed on mobile devices.
A companion to the Leaving Well website, the Leaving Well mobile application is a tool to support people with end-of-life planning. It can be used as a where-to-start guide, a checklist for necessary steps, and a place to keep notes. The app is free and available for Android devices.
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