Live in-person presentation for hospice Social Workers, RNs, Bereavement Counselors/Chaplains, and other interested staff
Join representatives from End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA) for this timely and informative in-person presentation for hospice social workers, registered nurses, bereavement counselors, chaplains, and interested staff on advance care planning, updates to the California End of Life Option Act, barriers to medical aid in dying, and ways that hospice can support those who opt for using this legal method to die with dignity and on their own terms.
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Advance care planning – Advance care planning is a process that enables individuals to make plans about their future health care. Advance care planning is applicable to adults at all stages of life. Participation in advance care planning has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety for patients and their families, and lead to improvements in end of life care.
The new bill reduces the waiting period between the required two oral requests to 48 hours.
Healthcare systems and hospices now have to post their aid-in-dying policies on their websites.
The final attestation form is no longer needed.
When a terminally-ill patient requests MAID and their physician does not wish to participate, the physician is now required to tell the patient and must document the request and transfer the patient’s medical records upon request.
The amendment also clarifies that MAID medication can be taken within a healthcare facility.
Eligibility Requirements for MAID – Must be 18 years or older; Must be of sound mind and exhibit appropriate decision-making capabilities to the attending physician; Must be able to self-ingest the medication either orally or by pushing through an NG tube; and Must be diagnosed with a terminal disease, with a life expectancy of six months or less, by two physicians.
Visit our Hospice page for more information about this important service.
Hospice is a philosophy, not a place
Hospice is a philosophy, not a place, which provides compassionate comfort care at the end of life. The goal is to maintain or improve quality of life for someone whose illness, disease or condition is not going to be cured, and from which there is no anticipated recovery. Each patient’s individualized care plan is designed to address the physical, emotional and spiritual pain that often accompanies terminal illness. Hospice care also offers practical support for the family during the illness and grief support after a death. For those who have an appropriate medical referral, the cost of hospice care is usually covered by Medicare, Medicaid or a third party insurance.
Our Mission: At End of Life Choices California, we provide Californians the information and support to successfully navigate their legal end-of-life options.