"Promoting End of Life Care"
Nevada Center for Ethics and Health Policy
University of Nevada, Reno
Grantor: Trust Fund for Public Health
NCEHP received a $47,000 grant to promote better care for people with advanced illnesses throughout the state from November 2001 to September 2002.
- Nearly 5,000 copies of the Knight Ridder Tribune series on End of Life care were distributed to senior centers, hospices, health care facilities, libraries, faith communities and consumers throughout the state. To obtain a free copy, visit:
Success story: Fernley Physician, Dr. Christine Wildeman, happily received copies of the paper and displayed them in a prominent place in the waiting area for patients to pick up.
- 500 End of Life care packets containing CDs of valuable information, pamphlets, and resources were sent to health care facilities, home health agencies, senior centers, and legislators.
- Ira Byock, MD, national consultant on palliative care and ethical issues on death and dying presented the seminar entitled, Defining Wellness Through the End of Life in Las Vegas on June 25, 2002. Some 100 physicians, nurses, chaplains, and other health care workers attended.
"Speaker was very knowledgeable and informative".
"Validated life in dying".
"I enjoyed the integration of pictures, artwork, quotes, etc. I'm a Med/Surg RN - I don't generally deal with hospice situations. I found the entire program enjoyable."
"Dr. Byock's stories of his patients and relationships with them (were outstanding) as was his explanation of the Missoula-Vitas Quality of Life Index."
- 1300 booklets for consumers entitled, Caregiving in Nevada, were printed and distributed to nursing homes, state agencies, health care facilities, and the statewide coalition.
- Distribution of 500 additional copies of the Nevada Public Affairs Review on End of Life issues (in process).