Items Tagged ‘advance care planning’

Social workers celebrated for service to patients, families and medical teams

April 22, 2019

Social workers celebrated for service to patients, families and medical teams

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights Hospital social workers help patients and loved ones through difficult medical situations and facilitate communication with care teams. Social workers play a pivotal role at UCLA Health, helping patients and loved ones navigate challenging medical situations. They advocate for patient rights; provide education about conditions, treatments and available community services; conduct mental health […]

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Tags: advance care planning, advance health care directives, care coordination, child life specialists, MSW internship program, palliative care, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, social workers, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Advance Health Care Directives Make Decisions About Treatment Easier

November 16, 2018

Advance Health Care Directives Make Decisions About Treatment Easier

By uclahealth uclahealth

It can be unpleasant to think about a time when you can’t make your health care wishes known to family or physicians. Having an advance health care directive in place when you are healthy ensures your preferences are known and respected should you become incapacitated. What is an advance directive? An advance health care directive […]

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Tags: advance care directive, advance care planning, advance directive, healthcare decisions, life-sustaining treatment, living will, power of attorney