The Journey Project and End of Life Care Alliance are actively involved in cutting edge work aimed at improving quality of care and life through life’s end. In addition to Models and Research, we also provides links to a number of continuing educational opportunities. Our favorite calendars for upcoming conferences and trainings provided by professional associations are linked here as well.
Under Legislative, Regulatory, and Finance, you can access current bills, legislative committees, statues, regulatory agencies and related material. Links are included to analytical reports including reports addressing financing issues.
Within this site you will find information about two nationally acclaimed peer reviewed journals, The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics and The American Journal of Law & Medicine. You will be able to search for information from the hundreds of articles that have been published. You will also be able to register for our educational conferences and connect to relevant weblinks from the ASLME site.
The site also offers access to ASLME's research projects on pain undertreatment, which have been funded ... Read More
Americans for Better Care of the Dying goals are to: build momentum for reform; explore new methods and systems for delivering care; and shape public policy through evidence-based understanding.
Every dying person needs to be able to count on excellent care. Americans for Better Care of the Dying (ABCD) aims to improve end-of-life care by learning which social and political changes will lead to enduring, efficient, and effective programs. ABCD works with the public, clinicians, policymakers, and ... Read More
These pages are where the questions and responses to bioethical issues are located. Bioethical questions may have significance for all of society and therefore the general public as well as ethicists should get involved and express what they think. Participants may write about any of the topics or invite discussion with a new topic.
Visit Bioethics Discussion Pages
Committee Jurisdiction: Primary jurisdiction includes area agencies on aging, California Department of Aging, long-term supports and services, Older Americans Act, Older Californians Act, senior citizen advocacy activities, the California Senior Legislature, services for seniors in residential and day settings and the California Commission on Aging.
The committee phone number is (916) 319-3990.
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This important study and related reports released by the California Healthcare Foundation in March 16, 2007 reports that: In California, the most populous and diverse state in the country, significant racial and ethnic differences exist at the end of life. These reports are the first in a new series of CHCF-supported projects focusing on end-of-life issues - found significant variations in the expectations, experiences, and decisions of patients and their families in the months preceding death.
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Care of the Patient with Severe Chronic Illness-An Online Report on the Medicare Program is a key critical report completed in 2006 by the Dartmouth Atlas Project. It reports that: “Almost one-third of Medicare spending for chronically ill is unnecessary… A fundamental problem, and one that contributes to both overspending and worse outcomes, is that most acute care hospitals have become first-line providers of services to chronically ill elderly people, whose care would be better managed, safer ... Read More