Improving End-of-Life Care

About the Project

DC Appleseed is working to improve D.C. residents’ opportunities to make timely, informed choices about the nature of care they wish to receive at the end of their lives. We also seek to improve the medical community’s ability to respond to these choices. As part of this ongoing work, DC Appleseed was instrumental in the introduction and passage of the Health Care Decisions Act of 2015 to establish a process and form known as MOST (Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment). A MOST is a documented conversation between a patient and their care professional about their care and treatment preferences. With the passage of the Act, the District joins most states in the country who have established, or are developing, similar programs.

Project Staff and Partners

Staff Contact: Amber Rieke

Pro Bono Partners: Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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