“Senior Moment”/Family Hospice Care Segment Cont – April 14, 2018
Hour 2 Seg 3 – “Senior Moment”/Family Hospice Care Segment
FAMILY HOSPICE CARE
Dr. Howard Cohen
– Two kinds of hospice patients…those WITH cancer and those WITHOUT.
– Patients can “opt” in and out of hospice @ their will. “Capacity” comes into play in these decisions.
– End of Life Options Act (EOLA) passed June 9, 2016 in CA. To end your own life you must 1. Have a verbal conversation w/ your doctor. 2. Get a second opinion, that you have the capacity to make this decision and to administer the medication yourself. 3. Go back to primary doctor within 14 days, get a written request w/ 2 witnesses….then your primary Dr. will write the prescription that will end your life. Then the medication is in your own home and you can take it when/if you wish. Called physician-assisted death, not suicide.