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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
Governor Brown Signs SB1004
Posted Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1004 (Hernandez), paving the way for Medi-Cal to establish palliative care standards and provide technical assistance to Medi-Cal managed care plans on the authorization and delivery of palliative care services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries of all ages. The success of Partners for Children, the pediatric palliative care program spearheaded by Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition, is at the heart of SB 1004....Continue Reading
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