Location: Prajna Lecture Hall, Zen Center of SunnyvaleGuest Speaker: Alex Tsao (曹知行) PhD & Sandy Chen (陳明慧) , Stokes, RN, MSN --Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care
Do you want to keep your family from arguing about your medical decisions?
Do you hope that when you are near the end, others will be able to follow your wishesto make health care decisions for you? Are you feeling anxious about making health care decisions for terminally ill family members?
If you want to know about:
* Advance Health Care Planning:
--How to start talking to friends and family about this important subject?
* Advanced Health Care Directive:
--How to complete the form? How to select a Health Care Agent?
--Who needs to fill out“Physician’s Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment”? (POLST)
* Hospice and Palliative Care:
--Who is eligible and how to apply?
--Are pain medicines addictive? How to manage their use properly?
You are welcomed to attend this free seminar! >>flyer
WHAT IS THE CACCC?
The Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care, the only organization in the nation devoted to end-of-life concerns in the Chinese community, is an active working coalition of over 80 organizations and a total of almost 1300 individuals.
The CACCC was formed in December 2005 to address the lack of linguistically and culturally appropriate end-of-life information and training available to the Chinese community and those who serve it. The CACCC incorporated in 2007, and achieved 501c3 tax-exempt status in the same year. A Board of Directors - 15 dedicated volunteers - sets policy for the organization.
It uses the facilities of its member organizations for trainings and meetings. The coalition’s focus is helping Chinese Americans with advance care planning, assisting with palliative care and pain management, providing respite and hospice volunteer training, targeting education for members of the Chinese-American community, and meeting the critical need of educating health care professionals who serve Chinese Americans.
CACCC's 1300+ members represent more than 80 organizations. Some of these organizations work directly with the CACCC to improve end of life care services and resources for Chinese Americans. They are listed below. We believe that sharing expertise and resources through partnerships is essential to providing exceptional end of life care that addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals and families.