Challenges of End-of-Life Care Fuelling Discussion
KQED's "Forum" radio program on Monday is scheduled to include a discussion with several experts on end-of-life care.
In the first hour of the program, the discussion will cover topics related to the educational, economic and ethical challenges of providing care at the end of life. Scheduled guests for the first hour of the program include:
- Sally Adelus of Hospice of the Valley and California Hospice and Palliative Care;
- Denis Bouvier of Pathways Hospice;
- Judy Citko of the California Coalition for Compassionate Care;
- Anne Hughes of Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center;
- Martin McDonough of Outcome Resources;
- Elizabeth Menkin of Kaiser Permanente Santa Teresa Medical Center and Kaiser's Northern California Peer Group of Hospice Medical Directors; and
- Mary Taverna of Hospice by the Bay.
The second hour of the program will examine social, historical, cultural and philosophical perspectives of death and dying. Scheduled guests for the second hour include:
- Ira Byock of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation;
- Sandy Chen Stokes of El Dorado County Public Health and the Chinese-American Coalition for Compassionate Care;
- Sharon Kaufman of the Institute for Health and Aging at UC-San Francisco;
- Steve Pantilat of the palliative care program at UCSF;
- Tim Patriarca of Maitri AIDS Hospice; and
- William Stewart of the Institute for Health and Healing at California Pacific Medical Center ("Forum" Web site, KQED, 6/11).
Additional details about the segment are available online.
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