2016 Annual Summit was a success!

From the opening keynote address to the closing session on ethical communication, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California 8th Annual Summit truly lived up to the theme to ignite, inspire, innovate–and take palliative care to the next level. The Summit highlighted the importance of patient-centered care, with two clear themes emerging: Working with patients as […]


National task force recognizes California for “mature” POLST program

Majority of California healthcare settings recognize POLST as the preferred method of recording treatment preferences for persons with advanced illness or frailty SNAPSHOTS: California just one of three states recognized as having a “mature” POLST program To achieve “mature” status a state’s POLST program must be implemented and recognized in every region of the state […]


Use checklists, probing questions to boost providers’, patients’ use of ACP (Part B News)

This article originally appeared in Part B News. Many providers have trouble initiating and engaging in advance care planning (ACP) discussions with their patients — and sometimes vice versa. But simple techniques and guidelines can help both parties buy in for improved care and increased practice revenue. Providers often support the service but rarely perform it, […]


Meet the 2016 Inaugural Class of Palliative Care e-Patients

It has been said that patients are the most under-used resource in health care. The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California believes patients offer valuable insights and experience and can serve as messengers and champions of the importance of advance care planning and palliative care. For the first time, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California […]


In your final act, give LIFE: register as an organ donor

April is National Donate Life Month, a time when we celebrate those who have received life-saving organ, eye and tissue transplants, recognize and honor donor families, and raise awareness for those who continue to wait for an organ donation that could save their life. Today in California, 22,000 people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants […]


Office hours announced for the 2016 Summit

Bring questions. Get answers. It is with great excitement that we announce to you the scheduled office hours for our 8th Annual Summit! What are “office hours?” Office Hours has become an integral part of our Summit’s culture—a time when all attendees get an opportunity to consult with palliative care experts across a variety of […]


New online courses aim to educate physicians and other healthcare professionals on advance care planning

CSU Institute for Palliative Care launches comprehensive continuing education programs focused on advance care planning conversations and billing SAN MARCOS, CA – In response to the nation’s growing demand for physicians trained in advance care planning conversations, the California State University Institute for Palliative Care partnered with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California to […]


Webinar: “What Would This Patient Want?” Identifying delirium and its impact on advance care planning

“What Would This Patient Want?” Identifying delirium and its impact on advance care planning Thursday, April 21, 2016 Noon to 1 p.m. PT Register Now CCCC Members: $49 Just $24 after the Summit attendee discount! Non-Members: $99 $74 after Summit attendee discount 2016 Summit Attendees get $25 off registration! Register for the Summit by April […]