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Coda Directory:
The Consumer Reports of End of Life Conversation Tools

Are you looking for tools about end of life care and long term planning? This Consumer Resource Tool from Coda Alliance is your answer. Coda Alliance's goal is to facilitate conversations for different people with different needs. Use this tool to help you find just the resource for you.

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RESEARCH ARTICLES by Coda Cofounder Dr. Elizabeth Menkin

Personal Reflection “Nourishment While Fasting”
Volume 13, Number 10, 2010
© Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2010.0138

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“Go Wish: A Tool for End-of-Life Care Conversations”
Elizabeth S. Menkin, M.D.
Volume 10, Number 2, 2007
© Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2006.9983

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Case Discussion in Palliative Medicine “Artificial Nutrition and the Public Guardian”
Elizabeth S. Menkin, M.D.
Volume 7, Number 5, 2004
© Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

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Translation and Cultural Adaptation of the Go Wish Game: Thinking About Personal Values to Promote Advance Care Planning
Marta Perin, MA,1,2 Silvia Tanzi, MD, PhD,3 Carlo Botrugno, PhD,4 Chelsi Craddock, BS,5 Elisabeth Menkin, MD,6 Carlo Peruselli, MD,7 and Ludovica De Panfilis, PhD1
Volume 25, Number 10, 2022
© Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

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Coda Alliance wishes to acknowledge Patricia Cotton, Attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP. Patty has given generous dedication of her time helping our non-profit organization with intellectual property protection; trademark and patent protection. We have been able to have the GoWish cards translated into other languages and iterations and without her guidance to oversee that process; that work would have been difficult to say the least.

The goal of the Coda Alliance is to continue to make a difference in Advance Health Care Planning. With the help of supporters such as Patty we will continue to see improvements in “easier, early end-of-life conversations” with the GoWish cards.

Download Advance Directives and POLST forms here

MedicAlert®Application —"DNR" Emblem
MedicAlert Application

Emergency Medical Services
Pre-hospital Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Form

EMS DNR Form Application

Instructions for completing the California Advance Health Care Directive form

California Advance Health Care Form

California Advance Health Care Directive
Including Power of Attorney for Health Care


POLST : Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment is a form that specifies the types of medical treatment that a seriously ill patient wishes to receive.

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Links to General Resources

        Destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging  

        parents, spouses, and other loved ones.

        Represents a unique opportunity for American healthcare organizations to educate their

        communities on end-of-life issues

         Promotes the benefite of public cord blood

        Is a not-for-profit hospice and grief care organization

        NSLPN provides all types of Senior Living Professionals a premier online industry

        resource for Senior Care Jobs, News and Community. Also see NSLPN Career Center

         A model for compassionate, high quality palliative care, Pallium India brings support and relief to those in pain 

         through its network of care centers.

        Comprehensive consumer health and medical library, free and open to the public.

         Large archive of professional resources.

         Provides guidance, tools, and resources to help get "the conversation" started.

  • Transcend Translations Have donated plain language and translation services for the GoWish cards in Spanish

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