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End of Life Care Commission

Also known as:
Minnesota Commission on End of Life Care
Active dates:2000-2002
Function: Study ways to improve the care of the dying. One purpose is to develop policy recommendations for improving health care for dying patients.
History: The Commission was funded by a $455,000, two-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and was a joint project of the Minnesota Department of Health, Allina Health Systems, Fairview Health Services and HealthPartners.

After 20 months of study, the commission released guidelines - plus recommendations for education, public policy and access to care - to address treatment; physical and emotional pain relief; communication during the dying process; and families' grief.
Advisory to:
Membership: 26 Members
Agency heads: Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, Dr. Barry Baines
Notes: The Commission report had been available on this website:
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 2000-2002.
Record last updated: 04/18/2017

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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