Topkare Hospice: End of Life Options

The Hospice Role in Medical Aid in Dying The presentation will highlight California’s End of Life Option Act (ELOA) also known as Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) and how hospices […]

Topkare Hospice: End of Life Options

The Hospice Role in Medical Aid in Dying

The presentation will highlight California’s End of Life Option Act (ELOA) also known as Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) and how hospices can be engaged in supporting their patients who request MAID. The background, overview, and specifics of this law such as who is eligible, the process for obtaining the prescription from the patient’s physician, and ingestion guidelines will be outlined. Latest trends, ongoing barriers and issues, and opportunities for collaboration will also be discussed.

Presenter: Lynne Calkins, CRNP, Board member of End of Life Choices California, will introduce our organization and the services of personal support and education provided through a dedicated team of volunteers.

Questions: Contact, Speaker@endoflifechoicesca.org


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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 (EOLA); 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.

Be sure to check our Resources page for Q/A; information on books, films, and organizations; sign up for our blog; see upcoming events; and so much more.  To request a speaker for your group or organization, click here.

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.

Be sure to check our Resources page for Q/A; information on books, films, and organizations; sign up for our blog; see upcoming events in your area or on Zoom; and so much more.  To request a speaker for your group or organization, click here.