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Palliative Care Information Act

Palliative Care Information Act at the Bedside: Achieving Truly Informed Consent

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 09.20.2011 | New York
Barbara Coombs Lee

New York has a new law, called the Palliative Care information Act (PCIA). It's simple, and short, and outlines a specific standard for doctors who ca...

Five States Give Patients Choice

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

"There's nothing more we can do." For too long, for too many, medical professionals have used these words when they believe they cannot cure their pat...

New York's Palliative Care Information Act: A Sea Change in End-of-Life Care

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

Word came Sunday night from Compassion & Choices New York that Governor Paterson had signed our bill, the Palliative Care Information Act, (PCIA) and ...