In music, a coda comes at the end of a piece of music, summing up the preceding themes and bringing the piece to a satisfactory close.
In life, Coda Alliance is a community-based, not-for-profit organization with a similar purpose, helping individuals and their families plan and prepare for the concluding passages of life.
- Coda Alliance promotes advance discussion of end-of-life care with families and healthcare providers.
- Coda is working to help community members learn about end-of-life care options and discuss their values and goals with their family and healthcare providers prior to the onset of serious illness.
- Coda fosters collaboration among community groups, healthcare providers and healthcare institutions to overcome barriers to superb end-of-life care for community members.