End-of-Life Resources


Begin The Conversation

North Carolina’s Right to a Natural Death Act recognizes a patient’s right to a peaceful and natural death. The NCMS Ethical and Judicial Affairs Committee has worked to develop and pass legislation that promotes patient self-determination at the end of life. These efforts have resulted in the creation and recognition of advance directives that enable patients to express their end of life wishes. The NCMS continues to work to advance end of life initiatives. For more information, please email or call Varsha Gadani at vgadani@ncmedsoc.org or 919-833-3836.

Completing the MOST Form: A Free Online Course: get a better understanding of the MOST form and how it ties into advanced planning through this online course. To register: click here.

Advance Care Planning” Video Learn about the importance of advance care planning and the options available to you in defining your end-of-life care. Created by the Brody School of Medicine. Click here to view.

NC Division of Medical Assistance: Medical Decisions and Advance Directives

Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney

Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment Form (MOST)

Do Not Resuscitate Orders

Artificial Nutrition and Hydration