Project Safe Conduct

Field of Work: End-of-Life Care

Problem Synopsis: During the 1980s and 1990s, Americans began to be concerned about the long period of suffering many people endured before their deaths. Little attention had been given to the need for continuity of care from acute-care services to palliative, end-of-life care.

Synopsis of the Work: From October 1998 to December 2003, with $450,000 from RWJF's Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care national program (as well as funding from the Cleveland Foundation, the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation and Case