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The Need for Telehealth Has Never Been Greater

Telehealth, the use of computers, tablets, smart phones or telephones to receive healthcare services at home, as opposed to a doctor’s office, has been in use for a while, but it has recently gained acceptance due to the coronavirus pandemic. The need for telehealth has never been greater. Telehealth helps alleviate the shortage of doctors and nurses because it enables medical professionals to still provide hospice, palliative and other services online to [...]

September 14th, 2020|

A Celebration of the Life of Dr. Karen J. Warren

Dr. Karen J. Warren Source: Cortney S. Warren C/O Meghan Poort “Our ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death but a good life to the very end.”  ―Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Death is a reality of life. It is a part of life. It is an inevitable reality of being human. One day, we will all die. And yet, it is a reality that [...]

September 3rd, 2020|

Volunteer Spotlight: Daniel Turner-Lloveras, MD

Serendipity led the California physician and member of Compassion & Choices’ Latino Leadership Council to an unplanned focus in palliative care. by Sonja Aliesch As a primary care physician in Los Angeles, Dr. Daniel Turner-Lloveras has been dedicated to providing care to vulnerable populations within the Watts and Skid Row areas of the city since early in his career. Then two years ago, while practicing at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, he stepped up [...]

August 16th, 2020|

California and Hawai‘i Release Annual Reports on Medical Aid-in-Dying Laws

Data show growing participation and underscore the need to improve access and increase diversity. by Alyson Lynch This month, Hawaii and California departments of health released 2019 annual reports on their respective medical aid-in-dying laws. These reports provide data on how many people utilized medical aid in dying, how many doctors wrote prescriptions and other critical information related to the medical practice. In the first full year of Hawaii’s Our Care, Our [...]

August 16th, 2020|

Note From the CEO: July Advancing end-of-life autonomy during these tumultuous times

As protests for racial justice in Portland continue and new images of the federal response emerge, I want to express my concern for the safety of the many Compassion & Choices staff, supporters, volunteers and allies who live there. Please know that we are thinking of you during this tumultuous time. As a mom myself, I was proud to see the group of women who call themselves the Wall of Moms stand [...]

August 16th, 2020|

Working to Realize Greater Humanity at Life’s End: A Note From the CEO of Compassion & Choices

Working to Realize Greater Humanity at Life’s End: A Note From the CEO Compassion & Choices is expanding our efforts to address disparities at the end of life. As we enter the lazy days of summer, I can’t help but think it is anything but. The sight of George Floyd dying on the streets of Minneapolis under a police officer’s knee sparked expressions of rage and frustration that were long overdue. The [...]

July 8th, 2020|



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