Advance Directive forms – Connecticut
Indicate your end-of-life wishes; create an advance directive.

Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) forms
MOLST is a written medical order by a physician, advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant to effectuate a patient’s request for life-sustaining treatment when the patient has been determined by a physician to be approaching the end stage of a serious, life-limiting illness or is in a condition of advanced, chronic progressive frailty.  This is a pilot program only active in the Windham and the greater Hartford area.  Q&A about MOLST

End-of-Life Decisions Booklet
This booklet answers tough questions about advance care planning including those about living wills, healthcare power of attorney, and life-sustaining treatments.

Understanding CPR and DNR, by the Connecticut Coalition to Improve End-of-Life Care

Understanding Artificial Nutrition and Hydration, by the Connecticut Coalition to Improve End-of-Life Care

Palliative Care: The Relief You Need When You’re Experiencing Symptoms of Serious Illness, from the National Institute of Nursing Research

The Conversation Starter Kit, by the Conversation Project.  This information is about talking to your loved ones about what you or they want for end-of-life care.

Beginning The Conversation About Death, Dying and End-of-Life Care in Connecticut, by the Connecticut Coalition to Improve End-of-Life Care

  1. Beginning the Conversation
  2. Rights and Choices
  3. Making Decisions
  4. Pain Management
  5. Palliative Care
  6. Hospice Care
  7. Talking with Health Care Professionals
  8. Talking with the Dying Person
  9. Physical Changes when Death is Near
  10. Spirituality at the End of Life
  11. Comforting the Dying
  12. Comforting the Grieving
  13. Talking with Children
  14. About this Booklet
  15. Resources