Patient Resources

These resources are free to use for people living with an illness or advocating for a loved one in a healthcare setting. All materials are subject to ourterms of use.



Things you can prepare to say and do when communicating with your medical team.






A reminder to help you anticpate and plan for your next conversation.





Podcast: Conversations About End of Life

In Episode 126 of Difficult Converstations with Dr. Anthony Orsini, Drs. Knops and Orsini discuss their personal experiences with having difficult conversations, and tips on how to approach them. Recorded January 26, 2021.




Webinar: Advocating for Yourself and loved ones

Get tips from on the best ways to approach your medical treatment and important conversations with your doctor, so you can get what you need most out of your care.



Addional Patient Resources

These additional resources are available on request. 

  • ASCEND Booklet – a detailed guide for helping you get the most out of your next appointment
  • ASCEND Advocacy Tipsheet – tips for using ASCEND tools for advocacy
  • FAQs about palliative care