Local support group member Maureen sent me this article from the January 11th San Jose Mercury News. The Institute of Medicine, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences, is holding meetings on “transforming end-of-life care.” According to the article’s author, the goal is to “review federal policy, financing and hospital practices in an effort to improve the end-of-life experience in America.” Eventually, the IOM’s recommendations may become law or federal agency policies.
For the SJMN article, see:
National Institute of Medicine will recommend ways to improve end-of-life care
San Jose Mercury News
By Lisa M. Krieger
Updated: 01/11/2013 07:04:11 PM PST
If you are interested in learning more about the hearings or
submitting comments (which will be made public), check out: