Preparing for Medical Aid in Dying: Perspectives and lessons from California
- The recording of the webinar: link here (registration required)
- Click here for the slide presentation
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
- A Recording of the webinar is available (registration required)
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.
- Online registration and training begins 5/1/2019, and will remain open until October 31, 2019.
Web-based training: End-of-Life Care Options in Hawai’i
JABSOM just announced a Web-based training: End-of-Life Care Options in Hawai’i available on-line. This is a recording of JABSOM’s Feb 2, 2019 workshop End-of-Life Care Options in Hawaii: Critical Communications with Seriously Ill Patients & Families. This is a recording of the entire 4-hour workshop and can be watched in segments over time.
Course Director: Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, MD
Target Audience: Physicians, APRNs, nurses, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers and pharmacists. Credits Offered: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ – 3.50
CME Tracker will require you to create an account, if you do not already have one. A $15 fee will be processed via Paypal. You will then be directed to a link to view the video. CME will be available for those who complete the post test with a minimum 70% passing score. (CE is not available for SW/NSW at this time.) Any questions, contact Crystal Costa at costaca[at]hawaii.edu.