A Fact Sheet from the Massachusetts Advocates for Supported Decision-Making (MASDM) about the Massachusetts SDM bills, S.124 and H.272, introduced in 2021.
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The Conversation Starter Kit is a tool to help you have a conversation with a supporter, health care proxy, family member, friend, or other loved one about your – or their – wishes regarding end-of-life care and health care decisions generally. It is available in several languages and different formats. There are dedicated kits for discussions with your health care proxy, for people with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of Dementia, and for talking to your doctor, and for children with serious illnesses.
A sample letter than can be used to explain your wishes about health care decision-making to a health care provider. This letter could be used as an SDM agreement if you are only interested in your supporters helping with health care decisions.
Website developed by the National Disability Rights Network with video describing using SDM in health care settings, including words from Michael Kendrick of CPR. Website contains helpful FAQs on SDM in health care settings.
This video series from the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides an overview of supported decision-making concepts, a history of guardianship and a discussion of including financial and medical issues.
A video describing people with disabilities making health care choices.