IEPCC for Healthcare Professionals
The Inland Empire Palliative Care Coalition (IEPCC) was founded
to help increase awareness of palliative care in Riverside and San Bernardino
The IEPCC is a non-profit organization working to educate,
promote, and expand awareness of palliative care programs and providers throughout
the Inland Empire area of Southern California. We offer health care professionals
education and information on palliative care and an opportunity to network with
other palliative experts.
Membership is open to individuals or organizations. Join the
Inland Empire Palliative Care Coalition and be a part of this important care
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Our annual Palliative Care Conference
is one of the tools used in this endeavor, bringing experts, techniques, and
current information to physicians and other health care providers in a central
location with our vast geographic area.
By 2030, approximately 20% of the United State's population will be over age
65. For most, these years are a time of good health, independence. Eventually,
some adults will develop one or more chronic illnesses with which they will
live for years before death. These years are characterized by physical and psychological
symptom distress; progressive functional dependence and frailty; and high family
support needs. Recent studies suggest that medical care for patients with advance
illness is characterized by inadequately treated physical distress; fragmented
care systems, poor communication between doctors, patients, and families; and
enormous strains on family care givers and support systems.