Webinar Resources California Experience

Preparing for Medical Aid in Dying: Perspectives and lessons from California

In August 2018 we have asked our colleagues at the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, a sister organization to Kōkua Mau, to share their experiences and suggestions as Hawaii moved towards a January 1, 2019 start date for our law. The laws are very similar and their experiences are very relevant. They shared data from the first two years, information on provider and community education as well as the experiences from a Kaiser physician that is assisting in implementing the law in their region. More details

Our webinar on the California experience with the first 2 years of Medical Aid in Dying on August 28, 2018 was a big success. Over 120 people from Hawaii participated!

End of Life Option Act: Learnings from California’s Experience

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC), a sister organization to Kōkua Mau, is hosting a free webinar on September 27 about what they have learned from a research project that’s been conducted by CCCC, UCLA and UCSF over the past two years. More details

The End of Life Option Act has been legal in California for two years. While not the first state to enact physician assisted death, California is the largest and most diverse state to take this path.

  • What have they learned in California?
  • What do they know about the experience of patients and caregivers, as well as healthcare professionals and organizations?

UCSF, UCLA and CCCC joined forces to find out more by convening key stakeholders from around the state and conducting empirical research. Find out what they have learned.