DCD: Identification – Who Qualifies and When is it the Right Time to Make that Referral? . 2013 National Donor Management Summit Los Angeles, California September 25, 2013. Speakers:. Marwa Kilani , MD Providence Holy Cross, Mission Hills Marcia Penido , LCSW, MPH, ACM
2013 National Donor Management SummitLos Angeles, California
September 25, 2013
Providence Holy Cross, Mission Hills
Huntington Hospital, Pasadena
OneLegacy, Los Angeles
“The goal of palliative care is to prevent and relieve suffering and to support the best possible quality of life for patients and their families, regardless of the stage of the disease or the need for other therapies… Palliative care affirms life by supporting the patient and family’s goals for the future, including their hopes for cure or life-prolongation, as well as their hopes for peace and dignity throughout the course of illness, the dying process and death.”
Excerpted from Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, AAHPM
Provided by a Team: MD, RN, MSW, Chaplain
HUDDLE and DETERMINE:
Now how do you determine the “right time to provide this family with their opportunity/option to donate.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends that the decision to withdraw life-sustaining treatment should be made independently of and prior to any staff-initiated discussion of organ and tissue.
“Would this patient be removed from life-sustaining treatment whether OneLegacywas there or not?”
When Is the Right Time to Make the Referral?