All Hope Hospice clinicians (RNs, LVNs, MSWs, SCCs, et al) are invited to this Zoom presentation, Thursday, June 22th, 3-4 PM.
Representatives from End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA) will present on End of Life (EOL) Options including Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD). Topics will include recent changes to the California End of Life Option Act, eligibility requirements, and barriers that still remain for those wishing to utilize MAiD. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.
Live, in-person presentation for Guaranteed Hospice Management and Staff (RNs, SWs, Bereavement Team, Spiritual Advisor, Medical Director, Marketing, Director of Nursing)
Join Lynne Calkins, Founding Director End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA) for this comprehensive presentation and Q/A session on the California End of Life Option Act to include the following topics: Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD), Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED), barriers to MAiD, the importance oi advance planning, and the vital role that hospice plays in supporting patients who choose MAiD or VSED.
This presentation and Q/A session is for the staff and volunteers of Advantage Hospice Costa Mesa
This interesting and informative session will cover recent changes to the California End of Life Option Act, requirements for and barriers to Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD), end of life options if one does not meet eligibility for MAiD, and a host of related topics. Presenters from End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA) include Founding Director Lynne Calkins, Volunteer Manager Steffany Lohn, and Client Volunteer Linda Rowe.
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.
The presentation will cover such topics as
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.
This in-person presentation is for new RNs, Social Workers, and the Bereavement staff of Together Hospice Care.
Representatives from EOLCCA will provide the latest information on the services provided by this organization whose goal is to help ensure that people are able to receive the information and support they need to advocate for and experience the death they wish. Key topics will include recent changes to the California End of Life Option Act; legal options one has to make an informed decision at the end of life–including, but not limited to, medical aid in dying (MAiD); and seeking opportunities to collaborate with hospice on supporting those nearing the end of life to achieve the type of death they desire.
For additional information regarding the presentation, please contact Lynne Calkins at 760-632-8029.