End of Life
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The State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life and the Maryland Health Care Commission have issued a joint report on pediatric palliative care. The report, “Study of Health Care Services for Children with Life-Threatening Conditions,” discuses the needs of these children, the current situation in Maryland, projects on pediatric palliative care in other states, and policy options.
The Council has commented on an informed consent document, used by an out-patient endoscopy center, that addressed the facility's refusal to honor advance directives. The Council's letter is available here, and the center's praiseworthy response is here.
The Council issued a report on the potential creation of a Maryland advance directive registry. The report is available here.
Professor Gloria Ramsey, of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, created an excellent presentation on end-of-life care issues affecting racially and ethnically diverse populations. Professor Ramsey's slides are in two parts; part 1 is here, and part 2 here.
ReportsFaith Based Action ItemsLife Threatening Action ItemsVulnerable Action ItemsAdvance Directive SubcommitteeObstacles to Implementation Subcommittee Public Education SubcommitteeReview of Existing Legislation SubcommitteeUnderserved Populations Subcommittee
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