Resources for Health Professionals

Advance Directives:

Scanning Advance Directives into eStar

Advance Directive for Health Care (Tennessee)

Frequently Asked Questions about Advance Directives 


Communication Tools:

Vital Talk 

Serious Illness Conversation Guide (Ariadne Labs) 


Education Materials:

Learning Exchange Modules (VUMC) - search for 'Advance Care Planning' in VUMC Learning Exchange and click on the 'All' tab on the left



Hospice Scatter Bed Quick Start Guide

Hospice Scatter Bed Standard Work by Role 

Outpatient Hospice Packet

CMS Website for Hospice Options: In the Location search field, type in the patient’s zip code or city, state and then click on search. Results will display in a new page and can be printed and shared with the patient to obtain desired agency. 


Palliative Care:

Vanderbilt Palliative Care Program