Compassion and Support


Patients & Families

Compassion And Support Video Library

Public Service Announcements Videos Video

The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) is pleased to present 30-second public service announcements (PSAs) to air across New York State demonstrating "conversations change lives" and the importance of advance care planning for all individuals 18 years and older. The PSAs are sponsored by a generous grant from MSSNY and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

Download the 30-second PSAs and save them to your computer using these links:
Doctor's View on ACP  Bill & Debbie's PSA  JoAnn's PSA  Lee's PSA  Lucia's PSA  Lucia's Spanish PSA  Tricia's PSA  (30sec each)

Public Service Announcements Videos

Community Conversations on Compassionate Care (CCCC) Videos Video

Ten 2-minute clips, the 15-minute Five Easy Steps video, and the full 43-minute CCCC video illustrate stories from real patients and families and explain the benefits of the advance care planning process using Five Easy Steps. The CCCC Video Library also features the Community Partners in Advance Care Planning Education video, which illustrates the collaboration with Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Beta Chi Chi Chapter, and Rochester ministers.  These videos aim to motivate conversations among families and increase the completion rates of advance directives, specifically health care proxies.

Download the CCCC Videos and save them to your computer using these links:
CCCC Intro/Summary (2min)  Full CCCC Video (43min) 
Five Easy Steps (15min)
Bill & Debbie  Catherine  Cindy  JoAnn  Lee  Lucia  Mary Jane  Maurice  Tony  Tricia  (2min each)

Community Conversations on Compassionate Care (CCCC) Videos

Five Easy Steps Video Video

A 15-minute video outlines Five Easy Steps for completing the advance care planning process.

This video is appropriate for anyone (patients, families and professionals) who wants to learn more about advance care planning and complete traditional advance directives, such as a health care proxy.

Download the Five Easy Steps Video to save on your computer.

Five Easy Steps

Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) Videos Video

Learn about the MOLST Program through two key videos (one for patients, families and professionals, and one just for professionals) and three "refresher" videos.

  • Writing Your Final Chapter: Know Your Choices… Share Your Wishes highlights five real stories that describe the value of the MOLST Program to everyone – patients, families and professionals.
  • Honoring Patient Preferences: The Role of MOLST in New York State instructs medical professionals about the MOLST Program and details the process of completing a MOLST form.

Download the MOLST Videos and save them to your computer using these links:
Writing Your Final Chapter    Honoring Patient Preferences

View both videos and earn continuing education credits online.

MOLST Videos