by Margaret R. McLean and Margaret A. Graham published in Issues in Ethics, Winter, 2003 Volume 14, Number 1, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University pp. 7-9.
To assist in the goal of improving the Latino health care experience in the San Jose community, 66 adults agreed to participate in a series of three focus group sessions that explored their attitudes and concerns regarding end-of-life care. This article presents their views of death and dying, their ... Read More
Respecting Choices is a model training program for facilitators who become resident experts in Advance Care Planning at health facilities and has a strong focus on organizational policy. The goal of the program is to build respect for choices into each organization's policies. A variety of posters, workbooks and planning guides are available in English and Spanish for work with consumers. The program was developed by the Gunderson Lutheran Medical Foundation (LaCrosse,Wis) in the early 1990s. It ... Read More
Seniors & the Law—A Guide for Maturing Californians is the third in a series of State Bar consumer education guides and is available in both English and Spanish.
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The Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care is an association, 1300 members strong, dedicated to promoting the universal availability, accessibility, coordination, and effectiveness of health care that addresses the psychosocial components of health and illness.
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In August 2007, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors authorized the Department of Health Services to convene a health action council (now called “Health Action”) to work on improving health and health care for all Sonoma County residents. Health Action’s over-arching mission is community health improvement.
Building on the interest and commitment of many community leaders, the Department of Health Services has recruited and convened a diverse, multidisciplinary group to identify priority ... Read More
The US Spiritual Care Program provides education and training to professional caregivers and trained volunteers. The Program has been designed to augment professional training by providing education and specialized training in all aspects of end-of-life care.
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The Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and education in biomedical ethics, and provides clinical and research ethics consultation. SCBE serves as a scholarly resource on emerging ethical issues raised by medicine and biomedical research.
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Formed in 1994 as Supportive Care of the Dying by six visionary Catholic health care organizations, Supportive Care Coalition: Pursuing Excellence in Palliative Care, has grown to 23 member organizations with health care facilities nationwide. In 2006, the name was changed to better reflect Coalition palliative care activities that address the continuum of living with life-limiting illness from time of diagnosis to end of life.
The coalition is dedicated to promoting cultural change that embraces ... Read More
TAKING CARE: ETHICAL CAREGIVING IN OUR AGING SOCIETY published by The President’s Council on Bioethics
Washington, D.C., September 2005
The President’s Council on Bioethics was created by President George W. Bush on November 28, 2001 to advise the President on bioethical issues related to advances in biomedical science and technology. Taking Care addresses the ethical challenges of caregiving in our rapidly aging society, with special attention to the care of people with dementia. ... Read More
The Hospice Institute of the Florida Suncoast is a center of excellence in end-of-life care. The Institute, a division of The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, is a practice-based education, consulting and research center on end-of-life and palliative care. The Institute's goals are to innovate and share information, data, resources and models of care with other agencies to improve the service to those at the end of life.
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