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Trainings: May 12 in Glendale or May 14 in Sacramento | Let's Talk: Putting Advance Care Planning Into Practice | Member price: $159

Webinar: May 28 | Rethinking Prognostication: If Only Someone Had Warned Us | Learn how to better recognize pre-terminal patients

Webinar: June 17 | Soothing The Spirit | How to provide spiritual care to palliative care patients

Training: June 18 | Building Bridges: Cultural Diversity And End-Of-Life Care | Long Beach, CA

Training: July 9-10 | POLST: It Starts with a Conversation | Sacramento, CA

Training: August 18 | Building Bridges: Cultural Diversity And End-Of-Life Care | Sacramento, CA

Training: September 10-11 | POLST: It Starts with a Conversation | Duarte, CA

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2. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life. September 2014.
3. Morrison RS, Chichin E, Carter J, et al. The effect of a social work intervention to enhance advance care planning documentation in the nursing home. JAm Geriatr Soc 2005;53:290-4.
4. Detering KM, Hancock AD, Reade MC, et al. The impact of advance care planning on end of life care in elderly patients: randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2010;340:c1345.
5. Wright AA, Zhang B, Ray A, et al. Associations between end-of-life discussions, patient mental health, medical care near death, and caregiver bereavement adjustment. JAMA 2008;300:1665-73.
6. Molloy DW, Guyatt GH, Russo R, et al. Systematic implementation of an advance directive program in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2000;283:1437-44.
7. Wright AA, Zhang B, Ray A, et al. Associations between end-of-life discussions, patient mental health, medical care near death, and caregiver bereavement adjustment. JAMA 2008; 300(14): 1665–1673.
8. Levy C, Morris M, Kramer A. Improving end-of-life outcomes in nursing homes by targeting residents at high risk of mortality for palliative care: program description and evaluation. J Palliat Med 2008;11:217-25.
9. California HealthCare Foundation. Snapshot. Final Chapter: Californians’ Attitudes and Experiences with Death and Dying. February 2012.
10. Hickman S, Nelson C, Perrin N, et al. A comparison of methods to communicate treatment preferences in nursing facilities: traditional practices versus the physician orders for life-sustaining treatment program. J Amer Geriatr Soc 2010;58:1241-8.