Resources for the Community & Patients

Below are a number of resources available for community members and patients to better understand advanced care planning for themselves and their loved ones.

Health care professionals interested in learning more about helping patients plan for end-of-life issues are encouraged to visit our Health Care Professionals tab to access helpful tools and information. For more information about the NCPCC, please contact or call (919) 719-4172.

Advance Care Planning & Important Conversations

Advance Directives


Statutory Forms

Simplified Forms (combined Living Will & Health Care Power of Attorney)

Aging with Dignity Five Wishes

  • Five Wishes is America’s most popular living will because it’s written in everyday language and helps people express their wishes in areas that matter most — the personal and spiritual in addition to the medical and legal. It also helps you describe what good care means to you, whether you are seriously ill or not. It allows your caregiver to know exactly what you want.

Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) Form

Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders

Organ Donation



National Resources

Additional Resources

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