Views and Experiences of Serious Illness and End-of-Life Care

Most people will experience serious illness at some point in their lives — as a patient, a caregiver, or a friend or family member. In 2019, the California Health Care Foundation commissioned a statewide survey to better understand the type of medical care and services Californians would prefer to receive if they had a serious illness or if they were approaching the end of life, and to explore the experiences of those actually dealing with these issues themselves or with loved ones. Help Wanted: Californians’ Views and Experiences of Serious Illness and End-of-Life Care reports selected findings from this survey and highlights key differences by race/ethnicity and income level. A webinar on November 5 (recording and slides are available) explored survey findings and implications.

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