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Changes to California POLST Form Effective October 1, 2014
Posted Friday, September 5th, 2014
The new California POLST goes into effect on October 1, 2014, and healthcare professionals must take note of key changes to the form. POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) is a physician order signed by both a doctor and patient that specifies the types of medical treatment a patient wishes to receive toward the end...Continue Reading
Posted Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
One of the many things that happens for families when a child is sick is that their former social relationships change. I think it takes awhile for a parent to let go of only seeing their child as “ill” and so there is this idea of binocular vision, a kind of double vision of what was, and what is now....Continue Reading
Posted Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Partners for Children pilot project proves to be successful in improving quality of care and cost effective to the State. San Diego Hospice’s Partners for Children Team, along with seven-and-a-half-year-old Anna Zeldin and her mom Debra, joined forces with the Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition (CHPCC) for Legislative Advocacy Day on April 17 in Sacramento. The day was organized by CHPCC to celebrate with legislators and policy makers the progress made to date, as well as to inform about the life-affirming importance of pediatric palliative care....Continue Reading
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