Current Borchard Fellows Kandice Jung and Julie Gilgoff, along with former fellow Catheryn Koss co-presented the workshop, "Planning for Incapacity and the End of Life" at the 2018 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging on March 26 in San Francisco. They shared information about legal documents, potential problems when poor or no planning has occurred, and how to work with surrogates. The audience was made up of social workers, health care practitioners, case managers, and other professionals working with older adults. Their Power Point Presentation is available as an attachment below.

Catheryn Koss, who now serves as the Center's Academic Research Program Coordinator, also co-presented with David Godfrey of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging. The topic of their workshop was, "Integrating Supported Decision-Making Into Advance Care Planning."

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Fellows Coordinator and former Borchard Fellow Catheryn Koss published recently another article stemming from her research on advance directives. A Question of Trust: Does Mistrust or Perceived Discrimination Account for Race Disparities in Advance Directive Completion? appears in Innovation in Aging, a new academic journal published by the Gerontological Society of America.

Catheryn, now an assistant professor in the Gerontology Program at the California State University in Sacramento, co-authored the article with Professor Tamara Baker. Their results call into question the common assertion that mistrust in medical providers or the health care system contributes to lower rates of advance care planning by black older adults. The authors conclude that future research should examine the potential relationships between advance directive completion and other dimensions of discrimination.

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Catheryn Koss Publishes Article

An article by Catheryn Koss was published by The Gerontological Society of America in February 2017. The article, Does Religiosity Account for Lower Rates of Advance Care Planning in Older African Americanspresents Catheryn's recent research. Catheryn serves as the Fellows Coordinator for the Center on Law & Aging and is a former fellow.

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