Key Conversations About End-of-life Care
Location: Building D - 939 Oak Street SE
Room: CHEC Classroom #1
Aug 9, 2012 (one day)
Meets 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Level: Open to anyone
Status: This program is completed
Control. Dignity. Meaning. How can you ensure your end-of-life wishes are respected? The answer lies in a document called an advance directive which allows you to express your decisions about care before a medical crisis occurs.
This Key Conversations™ workshop offers instruction in preparing an advance directive. Attendees are given a planning guide to keep which includes conversation starters, discussion questions and worksheets, a wallet card and an advance directive legal form. Topics discussed include views on prolonging life, CPR, receiving food and water through a tube, breathing machines, living with dementia, managing pain and comfort, organ and tissue donation, thoughts on hospice care, and designated decision makers. Family members may attend together if desired. Learn how to express your choices.
- We are not able to give legal advice; anyone needing specific legal advice will need to contact their own legal counsel.
Instructor -- Pastoral Care
The Pastoral Care Department's mission is to provide a ministry of spiritual care, encouragement, hope, healing and communication among patients, families and staff. Chaplains can help in a number of ways, including providing emotional and spiritual support; counseling on health care decisions; grief and loss and death and dying issues and assisting with advance directive documents.