Title

End of Life as a Public Health Issue: Setting the Ethics and Policy Making Agenda

Location

Chicago, IL

Publication Date / Copyright Date

11-3-2015

Abstract

As the American Public Health Association and the Institute of Medicine urge to address the unmet needs of those at the end of life, we (1) provide an overview of what the states have done about the different aspects of EOL such as advance directives, POLST, Hospice/palliative care and aid in dying via their policies and laws; and (2) Explore to what extent, and in what order, public health authorities should be incorporated as one of the leading forces in assuring a functional and sustainable care system capable of supporting ethical patient choices at the end of life.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

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