Honoring Care Decisions

Honoring Care Decisions is a program to promote and improve advance care planning at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics and in our communities.

Working with our patients, their families and our communities, we will build a system to support meaningful conversations about what matters most in life for a time when patients are unable to speak for themselves.

Honoring Care Decisions is building an advance care planning system by inviting people to have meaningful conversations, clarify their goals and document their wishes in an advance directive.

Honoring Care Decisions is modeled after the Respecting Choices® advance care planning program based out of Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

The Honoring Care Decisions program coordinates advance care planning efforts across New Hampshire and Vermont, assists in the development of structured processes, trains staff and volunteers to be ACP facilitators and builds systems for maintaining, retrieving and honoring advance care plans.

The Honoring Care Decisions program provides free individual and group advance care planning conversations with a trained advance care planning facilitator. Please contact Honoring Care Decisions.