About Hospice of the North Coast on the End-of-Life Option Act (EOLA)Whereas; Hospice of the North Coast supports all patients to have knowledge and access to all forms of therapy that have been shown to enhance quality of life and reduce suffering; and
Whereas; Hospice of the North Coast supports the right the right of all patients to participate in all decisions regarding their care, treatment and services; and,
Whereas; Avoiding a prolonged period of suffering as one dies is a goal commonly expressed by seriously ill patients; and,
Whereas; The goal of Hospice of the North Coast is to facilitate safe and comfortable dying with focus on quality of life as each dying person defines it;
Whereas; The Hospice of the North Coast does not support the abandonment of the patient and remains committed to meeting the medical, emotional, and psychological and spiritual needs of people and their families; and,
Whereas; The public attention to the end of life option act bill in California as June 9, 2016; therefore, be it resolved
Resolved, That Hospice of the North Coast reaffirms its commitment to support and provide quality end of life care for all people regardless of the patients and families views and decisions, or preference regarding end of life option act.
Resolved, Hospice of the North Coast will continue to value the mission of hospice, to relieve suffering from physical, emotional and spiritual pain at the end of life. Therefore physicians, nurses, and social workers will not participate in the activities associated with actively pursuing end of life option act. The referral to Compassionate Choices can and will be made when appropriate.