Forrest W. Jones M.D.
"Caring End takes medical decision-making to a new level. It is a conceptual roadmap for end-of-life and goals-of-care conversations with patients. "
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Caring End is a process that helps clinicians perform and document end-of-life goals of care.
Using Caring End's C.A.R.E.S. model, clinicians can better
capture patient values
and preferences, and
educate patients in their self-care.
What is Caring End?
What Problem Are We Solving?
Clinicians face barriers to having end-of-life conversations.
Without an advance care plan, patients and loved ones can be
overwhelmed with emotion, dissatisfied and confused by poor communication which can compromise
The Caring End approach helps clinicians overcome knowledge, time, and lack of readiness limitations in themselves and in their patients.
What Will Caring End Do?
Caring End seeks
to promote clinician readiness and sense of fulfillment in having end-of-life goals of care conversations with their patients,
to encourage collaborative
patient self management, and
to help make the office visit experience more meaningful and satisfying for the clinician and
the patients they serve.
About the Author
Forrest Jones MD, FAAFP, has been a Family Physician for over 39 years. He earned his doctorate in medicine at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency at Chicago’s Cook County Hospital.
In the past 15 years he focused on taking care of seniors. This, and his experience as medical power of attorney for his parents, led him to write a manual to write Caring End to encourage primary care providers in their end-of-life conversations. He understood that these conversations should not only honor patient’s wishes at the end of their lives but make better wellness possible today.