The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) will present an August 18, 2016 webinar on The End of the Rainbow: What matters most to LGBTQ persons during serious illness. The webinar will cover key components of diversity, challenges of managing a diverse staff, and skills in creating protocols. One CEU will be available for nurses and social workers. Find more information and register at http://coalitionccc.org/training-events/webinars/ .
The same web page includes descriptions of and links to previous webinars and their recordings, including sessions on advance planning, intimacy, delirium, palliative care, communication, reimbursement, depression, California’s new EOL law, and POLST*. Many more webinars, tools, and resources can be found at http://coalitionccc.org/training-events/ .
The CCCC Annual Palliative Care Summit will be held in Sacramento CA March 13-14, 2017, and CCCC is now calling for presentations. Find out more at http://coalitionccc.org/training-events/annual-conference/cccc-annual-summit-call-presentations/ , http://coalitionccc.org/training-events/annual-conference/ (including links to presentations from earlier Summits), and http://ccccsummit.org/ .
* POLST, or Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, serve the same function for current-time treatment, as Advance Directives do for future treatment. For more information on POLST, see http://www.polst.org/advance-care-planning/polst-and-advance-directives/ .