It is important to identify best practices in order to assess the effectiveness and quality of care and counseling regarding decisions and treatments at the end of life. It is important to survey patients, their families and health care professionals to learn about the end-of life process. This will help identify areas that require attention. A rigorous assessment should also be made of the resources available to address end-of life issues, such as legal or support services. A data collection technique could be employed to follow patient outcome over time, providing valuable feedback regarding the most effective treatments. Finally, all pertinent policies relating to end of life care should be assessed comprehensively so any needed changes can be implemented in order for the participants’ experience to be improved. When evaluating the effectiveness and quality of end-oflife decisions and treatment, it is important to follow these best practices. This will ensure that those who are going through this challenging transition receive appropriate and respectful care.