Respondents needed for Palliative care workforce needs assessment survey

Workforce assessment aims to assess gap between perceived palliative care workforce needs and actual number of trained professionals. The increasing number of individuals living with chronic and serious conditions has a direct impact on the care you provide and the staff you need to care for them. Organizations throughout California and across the country are […]

Advance care planning and the LGBT community

End-of-life care discussions foster community in the families we create Engaging others in end of life discussions requires intentionality, introspection, and openness. This is true within traditional family structures, but it is even more crucial among those who are not legally related, including most lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, and others whose loves […]

Webinar: Providing spiritual care to palliative care patients

Chaplains trained in palliative care add tremendous value to the health care team by addressing the spiritual needs faced by patients dealing with a serious illness. Tune into our webinar on Wednesday, June 17, and learn about the spiritual issues commonly faced by palliative care patients and their families. Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Noon-1 p.m. […]

CCCC submits recommendations to Medi-Cal regarding implementation of SB 1004

Despite growing recognition of the value and cost-effectiveness of palliative care services, there continues to be significant disparities in how palliative care is defined, delivered and evaluated—not just in California, but across the nation. Through the implementation of SB 1004, California’s Medi-Cal system has a unique opportunity to serve as a leader in the creation […]

Webinar on May 28: Talking with Advanced Elderly Patients about Risks

If Only Someone Had Warned Us: Talking with Patients about Risks Thursday, May 28 Webinar: Noon to 1 p.m. (PST) CCCC Members: $49 // Non-members: $99 1 CEU included for nurses, social workers and chaplains. View registration page for more details. It’s time to take another look at the care we provide to the pre-terminal and […]

How medical directors can make the most of advance care programs and POLST

Despite recent gains in public awareness, studies indicate most Americans have not completed an advance health care directive or designated someone to make decisions about their health care in the event they cannot speak for themselves. According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study1)Pew Research Center. Views on End-of-Life Medical Treatments. November 2013., 72% of […]

April 16 declared Healthcare Decisions Day in California

SR 17 urges Californians to communicate healthcare preferences before medical crisis occurs The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is proud to announce that April 16 has been declared Healthcare Decisions Day in California. The proclamation was authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-19) through Senate Resolution 17. The resolution urges all Californians to communicate their […]

POLST bills closer to passing in Legislature

Thanks to the work of Coalition members who wrote letters of support, two Coalition-sponsored bills moved forward in the Legislature this week. AB 637 (Campos), which would allow physician assistants and nurse practitioners, under a physician’s supervision, to sign the POLST, passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 7, on a vote of 10-0. This bill will […]

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California appoints clinical director of consulting services

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is pleased to announce an expansion of the advance care planning consulting service with the appointment of Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C, as Clinical Director of Consulting Services. Shirley Otis-Green is an award-winning licensed clinical social worker recognized by the Project on Death in America and the […]