L.A.-area healthcare providers to issue guidelines for end-of-life care (Los Angeles Times)

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times Read the original article here. On Thursday, a coalition of Los Angeles-area healthcare providers — caring for millions of Angelenos among them — will endorse some groundbreaking guidelines designed to help patients … take more control over their final months, weeks and days. The hospitals will urge their doctors […]


6th annual conference is a success

From the opening keynote address by David Casarett, MD, to the closing keynote from Ira Byock, MD, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California’s 6th Annual Conference and Summit truly captured the best of the present and future in palliative care. Our conference theme was “Exploring New Horizons for Palliative Care.” The fantastic line-up of […]


Coalition for Compassionate Care of California launches new website—aims to be state resource for palliative and end-of-life care

Those with a keen eye on the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) should have noticed a silent launch of our newly redesigned websites at CoalitionCCC.org and CApolst.org. The websites went live in early March, after undergoing a major facelift and reorganization. Visitors to CoalitionCCC.org can be broken down to two main categories: health […]


Small mercies: Program for children with life-threatening conditions shows early success

A child is desperately ill, and a family faces a stark choice: Should they try to save the child’s life with therapeutic treatments, or ease the pain through hospice and other pain-relief services? This is the current dilemma of families seeking support through Medicaid to care for a child with a life-threatening illness. Under current […]