KQED’s ‘Health Dialogues’ Program To Examine End-of-Life Care Issues
KQED's "Health Dialogues," a live, monthly call-in program sponsored by the California Endowment to examine health care issues in the state, tonight will address palliative care. As the state's population ages, more California residents will face decisions about end-of-life care for their parents and relatives. "Health Dialogues" will examine whether individuals in the United States have the "opportunity to die with dignity" and whether medical advances, which extend life expectancy, provide a "better life." Guests on tonight's program include Dr. Laurel Herbst, medical director of the San Diego Hospice; Dr. Michael Rabow, an assistant clinical professor at the University of California-San Francisco, who studies palliative care and physician education about end-of-life care; and Sandy Chen-Stokes, a public health nurse with the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, who educates the Chinese-American community about end-of-life care issues. The program will air at 7 p.m. PT. Check local radio listings for availability. The program will be available online in RealPlayer Audio within one day of the broadcast (KQED, "Health Dialogues" release, 8/9).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.