Commonwealth National Podcast

A Good Death: Intersection of Policy and Practice (10/30/09)

Judy Citko, Executive Director, California Coalition for Compassionate Care 
Sharon Fernekees-Jeans, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Manager of Social Work Services and Spiritual Care, Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley, CA.
Kathe Kelly, R.N., B.S.N., O.C.N. City of Hope Nursing Research & Education, Duarte, CA
Steven Z. Pantilat, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine, Alan M. Kates and John M. Burnard Endowed Chair in Palliative Care, UCSF (moderator)

An emerging focus in the health-care debate is the ethical implications of making end-of-life decisions. Where do policy and practice intersect? This panel will explain the practice of palliative and hospice care, discuss the benefits, and explore the best policies for caring for those with terminal illnesses.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 30, 2009.