Kozicz selected to become a Senior Fellow for the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy at Hofstra UniversityJune 7, 2015 |
Ada Kozicz was selected to become a Senior Fellow for the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy at Hofstra University based on her academic achievements and concentration in health law. The Gitenstein Institute engages in numerous community outreach projects that strive to bridge gaps in access to care and pave the way for positive change to the health care delivery system. Ada is currently involved in the Conversations in Health and Treatment (CHAT) Project, which focuses on facilitating end-of-life discussions between patients and providers and assisting patients in executing health care proxies to effectuate their medical wishes. The CHAT Project is founded on the idea that maintaining an open dialogue about a patient’s end-of-life wishes can improve quality of care, reduce long term costs of care, and reduce the burden on families forced to make such end-of-life decisions. As a Senior Fellow, Ada presents to community organizations on legal issues surrounding medical decision-making and how health care proxies can be executed to ensure that a patient’s medical decisions are honored. Ada also conducts interviews with health care providers and other stakeholders to better understand the barriers to end-of-life discussions.
The fellowship is one year beginning in September 2015.