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Point Loma Nazarene University

Teaching our newest clinicians about medical aid in dying and palliative care

Point Loma Nazarene University

Lynne Calkins BA, CRNP, founding member of End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA), and Donald Moore, MD of Eumoria Health, a palliative care physician will co-present this special session to students halfway through their clinical rotations in the Physician Assistant Program at Point Loma Nazarene University. They will discuss all end of life options including medical aid in dying with a special focus on palliative care. Dr. Moore will speak about the role of palliative medicine in healthcare and specifically about medical aid in dying as a legal, moral option for those who are eligible and request it. Other topics will include eligibility, changes to the law, and current trends in Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) including the expanded roles for PAs and Nurse Practitioners (NP) in some states.

Please note that this presentation is limited to students in the Physician Assistant (PA) Program and is not open to the public.

Questions: Please contact us at: speaker@endoflifechoicesca.org

Our Mission

End of Life Choices California’s mission is to provide Californians the information and support to successfully navigate their legal end-of-life options.  Relevant topics include Advance Care Planning; the California End of Life Option Act (ELOA)eligibility requirements for Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD); and Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)–a legal option in all 50 states. Our volunteers are very knowledgeable about both hospice and palliative care and can explain the differences between the two services.

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