Portfolio Category: Aging

San Francisco Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)

The Optimizing Aging Collaborative is a program that began in San Francisco in July 2015 to create a fully geriatrics competent community – a community that responds to all needs facing older adults. Based in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics, we are a collaboration of public, nonprofit and academic organizations, and we provide education and…
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Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors

In the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic (MLPS), UC Hastings students develop key lawyering skills through representation of low-income elderly patients at a UCSF medical clinic. Students assist clients in legal issues related to health, such as advance health care planning, estate planning, and public benefits.
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California’s End of Life Option Act

California has become the fifth state in the nation to legalize aid-in-dying through a law called the End of Life Option Act.  This law permits a competent, terminally-ill patient to request a prescription for a drug that can be used to end his or her life.  Participation in the law is entirely voluntary for physicians,…
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