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The 2014 WSMA Leadership Conference will be held on May 16-17 at Campbell’s Resort in Lake Chelan.
Keynote speaker, David Maxfield, is a New York Times bestselling author and leading social scientist for organizational change.
Other speakers will cover personal advancement during times of turmoil, navigating and leading organizational change.
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If you are a physician, medical student/resident or physician assistant, please take 15 minutes in your busy schedule to take WSMA's online needs assessment survey.
Your contribution is sincerely appreciated and will inform how we continue to serve the needs of physicians, medical student/residents and physician assistants in our state.
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Governor Inslee’s ambitious legislation to transform the state’s health care system, HB 2572, has been signed into law. The legislation attempts to reform the state’s purchasing of health care, from the current system based on services provided to one based on outcomes. The WSMA offers an overview of the legislation, including an analysis of how the new law impacts you and your patients.
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The WSMA has a special commitment to helping patients understand their options at the end of life. On the following pages you'll find information about how to protect your, or your loved one's, preferences for medical treatment at this difficult time in life, as well as efforts in communities across the state to improve end-of-life care.
Information on advance directives (living wills, durable power of attorney for health care)
Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
Washington End of Life Consensus Coalition
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