End of Life

End of Life

Death is inevitable, but that doesn’t seem to make it any easier to talk about or prepare for. Far too often, the way people experience the end of life fails to honor how they have lived their lives. Better health outcomes, high quality and cost-responsible care—can and should exist in tandem. By leveraging emergent technologies and encouraging collaborations, we can expand the range of possibilities for the end of life experience.

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Organizations to Watch:

  • Aging with Dignity and Five Wishes
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN)
  • Before I Die
  • Being and Dying
  • California Healthcare
  • Coalition for Medical Marijuana
  • Coalition to Transform Advanced Care
  • Death Cafes
  • Death Over Dinner
  • Engage with Grace
  • Foundation Coalition for Compassionate Care
  • Fuelfor, Singapore & Barcelona
  • Hospice Foundation of America
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association
  • Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care
  • National Hospice Foundation
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
  • The Conversation Project
  • The Final Acts Project
  • The International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA)
  • The Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care, Singapore
  • Ungerleider Palliative Care Education Fund
  • Virtual Hospice in Canada
  • Zen Hospice Project

Events to Attend: 

  • Annual Summit, Coalition for Compassionate Care California
  • Dying in the Americas 2018
  • EndWell Symposium
  • International Conference on Geriatrics Gerontology & Palliative Nursing
  • International Conference on Palliative Care and Hospice Nursing
  • The End of Life Experience: Dying, Death and
    Culture in the 21st Century Global Conference 2018
  • World Congress on Hospice and Palliative Care

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