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Grants to:


Midwest Bioethics Center (now known as Center for Practical Bioethics)

Kansas City MO


Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation $2,639,947

$740,988
33645 Christopher, Myra J. Community-State Partnerships to Improve End-of-Life Care -- Technical assistance and direction for CSP (1 year).

 

Kansas City, MO: Technical assistance and direction for Community-State Partnerships to Improve End-of-Life Care

(1 year).

1998 $230,748
35054 Sullivan, M. C. (MaryCarroll) Compassion Sabbath

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"This is a pilot project that will provide clergy in metropolitan Kansas City the tools to engage members of all faiths in end-of-life discussions. The goal is to create a national model with national partners who will assist with dissemination of this important educational program. The project has four phases: (1) "A Matter of Life and Death" - a one-day conference for clergy to offer tools to use in providing spiritual support to seriously ill and dying congregants and to assist them in exploring and understanding the meaning of death; (2) "Train the Trainer Workshops" - workshops to assist clergy and adult educators in customizing Action/Reflection Tool Kits designed to stimulate congregants' discussions about death and dying; (3) "Compassion Sabbath Weekend" - including sermons delivered directly congregants and rebroadcast to an others about duties and obligations to seriously ill and dying people; and (4) the introduction of a series of educational programs and activities in every participating faith community in the area. The impact of the project will be assessed and results will be disseminated nationally."

 


1999 $742,013
34036 Christopher, Myra J. Community-State Partnerships to Improve End-Of-Life Care

Technical assistance and direction for Community-State Partnerships to Improve End-of-Life Care (1 year).

2000 $41,500
Christopher, Myra J. Compassion Sabbath

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Project Director: JoEllen Wurth

"Due to an overwhelming turnout for Compassion Sabbath's conference and leadership training course, which provided clergy in Kansas City tools to use in providing spiritual support to congregants who are facing death in some way, these funds will be used to conduct the final activity of this grant, Compassion Sabbath Weekend, a weekend of activities devoted to exploring death and dying within the faith communities of Kansas City."

 

2000 $135,000
39267 Christopher, Myra J. Community-State Partnerships

"Developing a turnkey communications tool kit for Community-State Partnerships to Improve End-of-Life Care (6 months). ID#39267"

 

2000 $749,698
36610 Christopher, Myra J. Community-State Partnerships

"Technical assistance and direction for Community-State Partnerships to Improve End-of-Life Care (1 year). ID#36610"
       

Source: Partnership for Caring $301,200

2002 $301,200
Web Tech Assistance (listed on PfC's Form 990)

2002 Form 990, "Compensation of the five highest independent contractors."
       

Source: Open Society Institute / Project on Death in America (Soros Foundation) $75,000

1998 $75,000
Christopher, Myra J. Pilot project in nursing homes

http://www2.soros.org/death/general_grants_98-00.htm

For a pilot project to improve end of life care in nursing homes through educational initiatives for healthcare

professionals in a nursing home setting.
       

Source: Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation $25,000

2001 $25,000
Christopher, Myra J. Compassionate Options: End-of-Life Care for Nursing Homes Conference, August

"Compassionate Options: End-of-Life Care for Nursing Homes Conference, August 2001"

"The Midwest Bioethics Center, a nationally respected center on ethics in health care decision-making, held a meeting to convene key stakeholders, including nursing home (NH) regulators, involved with the provision of high quality end-of-life care for residents of NHs. The majority of people admitted to NHs will spend the last days of their lives as residents of the facility. NHs should therefore be expert on state-of-the-art end-of-life care; but lack of staff training, inadequate reimbursement and perceived regulatory barriers hinder the quality of end-of-life care. It is this last problem that is one of the most difficult to overcome. One of the major goals of the conference was to address the reasons for the fear of regulation as it applies to end-of-life care in NHs."

 
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