Posted on: August 29, 2017
Written by: Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is working on a large study, “The End of Life Option Act at One Year: Convening Key Stakeholders” to examine the effects of the End of Life Option Act (EoLOA) in the state.
The purpose of the study is to “learn about patient, family, and health care provider experience with the new law.” As such, researchers are looking for individuals who have experience with California’s aid in dying law.
If you, a family member, or someone else you know has had experience asking a doctor for help with the law, the researchers would like to schedule an interview. All the details and participation eligibility can be found here.
For more information or if you have questions, please contact the study team at TellMyStory@ucsf.edu or 415-502-0147.
This study is part of a larger grant, funded by the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) and the Stupski Foundation, awarded to UCSF, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) to “organize the collective wisdom of California’s health care community to better understand how individuals and institutions are responding to the legalization of physician aid-in-dying (PAD).”
There are three main objectives to this grant, one being the ethnographic research mentioned above. UCSF, UCLA, and CCCC will be working together to host a convening for stakeholders later this year as another key piece of the grant. Additionally, there is a survey component designed to gather a range of policy responses from across the state. These three objectives will help providers, policy makers, and patients understand the impacts of the EoLOA moving forward.