EOL Media Alert
CARE AT THE END OF LIFE: HOW GOOD CAN IT BE? WHERE CAN YOU GET IT?
Much has been heard recently about how many people are dying slow, painful deaths in our health care system. Now, hear how some of the country’s leading providers have improved care for dying patients. What these providers have done can be replicated throughout the country to avoid the pain, fear, and confusion that too often faces patients and their families at the end of life.
What:“Promises to Keep: Changing the Way We Provide Care at the End of Life,” a briefing and release of a report on what nine institutions and organizations have done to improve end-of-life care.
When:Thursday, October 12, 2000, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Continental breakfast available at 9:00 a.m.
Where: National Press Club, First Amendment Room
Who:Participants in the briefing will include:
- Henry E. Simmons, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., president of the National Coalition on Health Care
- Donald M. Berwick, M.D., M.P.P., president and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
- Joanne Lynn, M.D., president of Americans for Better Care of the Dying and director of RAND’s Center to Improve Care of the Dying
- Diane E. Meier, M.D., director, Palliative Care Program, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York
- Mike Bell, vice-president, The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Pinellas County, Florida
- Georganne Trandum, R.N., O.C.N., Franciscan Health System, Tacoma, Washington
- John Rother, director, Legislation and Public Policy, AARP
- Richard Wade, Senior Vice-president for Strategic Communications, American Hospital Association
RSVP: Regina Barnes or Sara View at the National Coalition on Health Care, 202-638-7151 or email [email protected] or [email protected]