Sanford School of Medicine LifeCircle South Dakota

Chronology

2012 
  • Continuation of IPC seminar 
  • Engaged in conversation to advance POLST in SD 
  • Supported Quarterly Conference Calls for statewide coalition members
2011
  • Continuation of IPC seminar
  • Engaged in conversation to advance POLST in SD
  • Supported Quarterly Conference Calls for statewide coalition members

2010
  • Continuation  of IPC seminar
  • Provided marketing/educational materials - bookmarkers, displays, traveling art exhibit
  • Explored the feasibility of implementing POLST in South Dakota, established links to POLST and presented on the topic at SDAHO
  • Supported and networked with local South Dakota coalitions and communities on end-of-life issues
  • Continued collaboration with South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer 
2009
  • Creation and distribution of Sioux Falls Palliative Care Resource Manual, funded by the Wellmark Foundation
  • Collaboration with the South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Consortium
  • Continuation of quarterly conference calls
  • Provision of the 9th season of interdisciplinary palliative education (see IPC Seminar)
2008
  • Distribution of over 3,000 Advance Directive Brochures
  • The Wellmark Foundation funded "train-the-trainer" educational programs for professionals and the public in eleven South Dakota communities
  • Quarterly conference calls continue
  • Summit on End of Life - providing South Dakota professionals with a forum in which to discuss past, current, and future issues in hospice/palliative care for South Dakota
2007
  • Second Statewide Conference, June 13 & 14
  • NHPCO/Wellmark Foundation collaborative on Hospice Quality Initiatives
  • LifeCircle South Dakota team attends NHPCO conference in Washington, D.C.
  • “South Dakota’s Dying to Know” presented at National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization Conference in Washington, D.C. and in Vienna, Austria, Sigma Theta Tau International Conference
  • Collaborative conversations with South Dakota Hospice Organization and South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Consortium on development of advance directive brochures
  • Grant funded by the Wellmark Foundation
2006
  • Grants funded by Sioux Valley Foundation and Avera Health Foundation
  • Argus Leader front page article on “South Dakota’s Dying to Know” (July 3)
  • “South Dakota’s Dying to Know” qualitative phase conducted
  • First Statewide Conference, August 9
  • Quarterly Statewide Conference Calls initiated
  • Promotion of Advance Directive legislation during the South Dakota Legislative session
  • Two grants funded by the Wellmark Foundation
  • LifeCircle South Dakota team attends NHPCO conference in New York City
2005
  • “South Dakota’s Dying to Know” research conducted and presented to local and regional audiences
  • End-of-Life Seminar renamed Interdisciplinary Palliative Care (IPC) Seminar
  • Published findings from interdisciplinary education experience with the IPC (End-of-Life) Seminar
  • Published findings from the Pain Surveys (2001)
2004
  • Sioux Falls “Dying to Know” research conducted and presented to local and regional audiences
  • Traveling art exhibit available for review by the South Dakota legislators during their 2004 session.
  • Promotion of Out-of-Hospital DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) during 2004 South Dakota Legislative session
2002
  • Townhall Forums
  • Traveling art exhibition appears at Augustana College, Rapid City, Pierre and Madison
  • Argus Leader series on end-of-life
2001
  • Pain Surveys of Health Care Organizations and Providers       
  • End-of-Life Seminar begins
  • LifeCircle South Dakota team attends conference at Missoula Demonstration Project, Missoula, Montana
2000
  • Public forums of Bill Moyer’s series, “On Our Own Terms”
1999
  • Board of Visitors meeting with invited guest, Dr. Ira Byock
  • Partnership for Improving End-of-Life Care in South Dakota created
  • Grant from Eggers Foundation to develop End-of-Life Seminar