Partners and Resources
A collection of helpful links and educational resources to assist in completing the Departing Details Workbook
Tab #2 - Living Will or Advance Directive
United States based, the Conversation Project is a collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), which is a not for profit organization that helps lead improvement of health care throughout the world. The team includes professionals from the legal, journalism, media and health care disciplines. The Conversation Project has generously allowed Departing Details Workbook to become a partner and provide a link for our readers to access the many resources available on their website.http://theconversationproject.org
The Speak Up Project is a Canadian based project overseen by a Task Group which includes representation from healthcare, law, ethics, research, and national non-profit organizations. They have provided a link so that Departing Details Workbook website readers can access their website and use the many resources available. Some information is provided specific to individual provinces so the user can further tailor the information to suit their personal situation.http://www.advancecareplanning.ca/
Tab #3 - Organ Donation
This United States Government website provides the information you need to make decisions with respect to being an organ donor. The site provides links to individual states to enable you sign up on your state registry. You can update your status at any time. If you decide to register, it is very important that you have the conversation with your family about your decision so they are prepared and supportive. Also, document your wishes in Tab #3 of Departing Details Workbook. DDW appreciates the approval of the Health, Resources and Services Administration to post this link.www.organdonor.gov
The Canadian Government site provides comprehensive information about organ donation. Scroll down the site past blood donation and you will find organ donation. By clicking on the map of Canada, you will be connected to the province or territory of your residence for detailed “how to“ information. If you decide to register, it is very important that you have the conversation with your family about your decision so they are prepared and supportive. Also, document your wishes in Tab #3 of Departing Details Workbook.www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/organdonation
Tab #5 - Last Will and Testament
Writing Your Will, What’s out there and how do you choose?
Although the legal requirements for completing your will depend on where you reside, there are universal issues to be considered. The following articles provide information and insights that may be helpful as you consider your personal situation when preparing your will. The author Craig Tervit, a lawyer in Calgary Canada, has generously agreed to share his articles with Departing Details Workbook. They are for information only and you will need to ensure your decisions are consistent with legal requirements in your place of residence. Relevant articles from The Last Word include:
Choosing an Executor for your Will
Estate Planning for Blended Families
Tab #24 - Social Media
When we lose someone we love, we often feel a desperate need to connect to them in whatever way we can. In moments like that, our phones, the internet and social media can sometimes be a refuge. But other times, the online world can make loss even more painful.
This article from the Facebook newsroom discusses how to handle social media accounts for those who have passed on, as well as strategies for protecting the privacy of survivors and respecting the wishes of the deceased.
Watch this page as more resources to assist you starting the conversation with your family, making decisions about your wishes and ultimately completing the workbook are coming soon.