Solana Beach Community Connections

Solana Beach Community Connections

You will gain a better understanding of options to help you and your loved ones manage your care, comfort, and wishes at end-of-life.

Solana Beach Community Connections

Informed End-of-Life Choices

Lynne Calkins, CRNP, and Founding Member of End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA) will introduce EOLCCA and present information on the legal end-of-life options in California such as discontinuing or declining medical treatments, hospice and palliative care, and voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED. 

California’s End of Life Option Act (in effect since 2016), also referred to as Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD), will be covered.  The discussion will include who is eligible, recent changes to the law, and the patient’s required process and written request needed for obtaining the prescription from a physician. 

Solana Beach Community Connections Events and Programs June 18, 2024

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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