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Speaking the Same Language and Delivering the Best Care as a Team at End of Life

Posted October 11, 2021 /

Providing an end-of-life-care curriculum to the University of Arizona’s four health professional schools—Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health– will ensure that every health professional student graduating from the UAHS has basic competency in serious illness and will be able to compassionately care for Arizona’s diverse population. This ambitious undertaking would not have been possible without… Read more »

18 Nonprofits Cooperatively Address Person-Centered End-of-Life Care Planning

Posted May 31, 2021 /

The David and Lura Lovell Foundation and Community Foundation for Southern Arizona have jointly awarded nearly $8M to 18 nonprofits in the Arizona End of Life Care Partnership that are cooperatively addressing end-of-life care issues in greater Tucson, Arizona.  The mission of the Arizona End of Life Care Partnership (AzEOLCP) is to enhance the way… Read more »

Accelerating Access to and Quality of Whole Person Healthcare

Posted May 31, 2021 /

The Whole Health in the States (WHITS) Initiative is a coalition of state-level collaboratives that use a multi-stakeholder approach to solve a range of problems that states face in providing whole person care to medically underserved patients. High-quality, whole person care is largely inaccessible in most states, especially in rural areas.  There are many evidenced-based… Read more »

Wishes Registered. Wishes Honored.

Posted May 31, 2021 /

Advance directives are documents that outline a person’s end-of-life care and treatment preferences so healthcare providers, family, friends and caregivers know what decisions should be made and can put the patient’s wishes first to improve end-of-life care. Advance directive documents in Arizona include a living will, health care power of attorney, mental health care power… Read more »

Collaborating to Address Trauma and Enhance Well-Being for Indigenous People

Posted May 31, 2021 /

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) delivers some of the world’s most effective programs for alleviating population-wide psychological trauma and increasing resilience. CMBM was founded in 1991 by psychiatrist James S. Gordon MD, former long-time researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and Chair of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy… Read more »

Enhancing Healthcare Through the Art of Communication

Posted May 30, 2021 /

Created in 2015, The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) initiative called Thoughtful Life Conversations seeks to empower Arizonans to make known their end-of-life wishes and care directives and to equip their healthcare teams with the resources to honor them. AzHHA and its partners believe that everyone has an inherent right to receive care that… Read more »