Benicia Public Library: End of Life Options and California’s End of Life Option Act

Benicia Public Library: In-person event open to the public. February 28, 2024  6 PM

The legal end of life options in California will be outlined 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 (2016), a law that is also referred to as Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) will be covered in more detail.  This discussion will include who is eligible, recent changes to the law, the patient’s required process and written request needed for obtaining the prescription from a physician, the estimated costs, and ingestion guidelines.

Presenters:  Presenters:  Carolyn Smith, volunteer for End of Life Choices California.

Questions: Contact, Speaker@endoflifechoicesca.org

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End of Life Choices CaliforniaEnd 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.

Information for Physician Assistants (PA): End of Life Choices California and End of Life Option Act: Session One

February 27, 1 PM. This presentation is limited to students in the Physician Assistant (PA) Program and is not open to the public.

Lynne Calkins, founding member of End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA), will present this first of two sessions to students in the Physician Assistant Program on the End of Life Choices in California with emphasis on End of Life Option Act. 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.

Questions Contact, Speaker@endoflifechoicesca.org

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End of Life Choices CaliforniaEnd 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.

Lafayette Public Library: End of Life Options with Emphasis on California’s End of Life Option

Lafayette Public Library: In-person event open to the public. February 20, 2024 12 PM

The legal end of life options in California will be outlined 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 (2016), a law that is also referred to as Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) will be covered in more detail.  This discussion will include who is eligible, recent changes to the law, the patient’s required process and written request needed for obtaining the prescription from a physician, the estimated costs, and ingestion guidelines.

Presenters:  Presenters:  Carolyn Smith, volunteer for End of Life Choices California.

Questions: Contact, Speaker@endoflifechoicesca.org

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End of Life Choices CaliforniaEnd 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.

Vacaville Cultural Center Library: The Value of Advance Care Planning and Overview of End of Life Options

Vacaville Cultural Center Library: In-person event open to the public. February 11, 2024 1 PM

This presentation first demystifies the terms and documents used in Advance Care Planning such as Living Will, Durable Power of Attorney, and Advance and Dementia Directives.  The process of Advance Care Planning helps people consider what is most important for their life and for their health care and to be able to talk with family, friends, and medical providers about their wishes.

The overview of End of Life Options will briefly describe choices such as discontinuing or declining medical treatments, palliative care, hospice care, voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED) and California’s End of Life Option Act, also called Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD).

Presenters:  Carolyn Smith and Rita Casey, volunteers for End of Life Choices California.

Questions: Contact, Speaker@endoflifechoicesca.org

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End of Life Choices CaliforniaEnd 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.

University Community Library: The Value of Advance Care Planning and Overview of End of Life Options

University Community Library

This presentation first demystifies the terms and documents used in Advance Care Planning such as Living Will, Durable Power of Attorney, and Advance and Dementia Directives.  The process of Advance Care Planning helps people consider what is most important for their life and for their health care and to be able to talk with family, friends, and medical providers about their wishes.

The overview of End of Life Options will briefly describe choices such as discontinuing or declining medical treatments, palliative care, hospice care, voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED) and California’s End of Life Option Act, also called Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD).

Presenter:  Judy Schnack, Volunteer for End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA)

Questions: Contact, Speaker@endoflifechoicesca.org

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End of Life Choices CaliforniaEnd 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.