3 Wishes Program
A palliative care initiative celebrating lives and dignifying the dying process.
The 3 Wishes Program (3WP) is a palliative care initiative in which clinicians elicit and implement final wishes for patients who are unfortunately imminently dying. By celebrating lives and dignifying the dying process, the goal of the program is to improve the end-of-life experience for all stakeholders, including the patient, the family, and the clinicians.
The 3 Wishes Program has been an intimate part of many end-of-life stories. UCLA heath care workers have created many comforting final moments for our patients and their families. Here are some highlights.
Gallery of Wishes
Our program has implemented a wide variety of wishes for dying patients and their families. Wishes have ranged from simple fingerprint keepsakes to live performances and elaborate wedding ceremonies.
Our UCLA 3 Wishes Program is almost entirely philanthropically supported. With an average cost of only $30/patient, your contribution can help bring peace and comfort to many patients and families.