Parag Bharadwaj of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Judy Citko of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, Suzi Johnson of Sharp HospiceCare and Steven Oppenheim of the Institute of Palliative Medicine spoke with California Healthline about the growth of palliative care services in California.
David Goodman -- professor of pediatrics and health policy at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and co-director of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care -- spoke with California Healthline about efforts to study variations in care quality from the beginning to the end of life.
In part two of a two-part report, Diane Meier -- professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care -- spoke with California Healthline about how her experience treating critically ill patients led her to become an advocate for palliative care and other approaches that focus on the needs of patients and families.
In part one of a two-part report, Diane Meier -- professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care -- spoke with California Healthline about the definition of palliative medicine and how it encompasses more than hospice care.
Lyle Hurst, network developer for the Encore Fellowships Network, spoke with California Healthline about a program that matches mid-career workers from the private sector with social-purpose organizations, including community clinics.
David Lindeman of the Center for Technology and Aging, Nancy Pratt of Sharp HealthCare, René Seidel of the SCAN Foundation and Steven Wallace of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research spoke with California Healthline about how mobile health technology could benefit seniors.
Assembly member Mariko Yamada, René Seidel and Erin Westphal of the SCAN Foundation, Michelle Nevins of the Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center and Cheryl Phillips of On Lok Lifeways spoke with California Healthline about eldercare issues.
Susan Tolle of the Oregon Health & Science University spoke with California Healthline about how California could learn from Oregon's experience implementing Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.
Stuart Drown of the Little Hoover Commission, Eileen Kunz of On Lok PACE Partners, Stephen Moses of the Center for Long-Term Care Reform and Gary Passmore of the Congress of California Seniors discussed long-term care with California Healthline.
Eric Coleman, director of the Care Transitions Program at the University of Colorado-Denver, talked with California Healthline about a new program that aims to help patients transition from one care setting to another.
Kenneth Brummel-Smith of Florida State University College of Medicine, Judy Citko of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California and Jeffrey Yee of Woodland Healthcare spoke with California Healthline about the study.
Melinda Bird of Disability Rights California, Laura Dunn of UC-San Francisco and Joseph Hafkenschiel of the California Association for Health Services at Home spoke with California Healthline about the recent ruling.
Tony Bell, spokesperson for L.A. Supervisor Antonovich, Jack Cheevers of CMS, Mary Jann of the California Association of Health Facilities, and Patricia McGinnis of the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform discussed the proposal.