San Diego's medical and legal experts will discuss topics such as Advance Directives, POLST, and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
(UPDATED: May 15, 2012) San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine invites the community to a free workshop "A Roadmap to Health Care Decision Making" on Saturday, June 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Family members, caregivers and anyone in the community impacted by chronic or serious illness are encouraged to attend and learn how to ensure that your healthcare wishes are met, especially when you are unable to advocate for yourself.
Medical and Legal Experts will discuss
“What matters most to patients when thinking about healthcare decisions are the outcomes they most hope for,” said Kathleen Pacurar, President and CEO of San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine. “Talking with your loved ones about your deeply held goals and values can prepare them for making the best possible in-the-moment medical decisions in the event you cannot make them for yourself.” Ms. Pacurar will be the emcee for the event.
Registration, continental breakfast and resource tables will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the program will start promptly at 9:20 a.m.
Registration is required for this free workshop; seating is limited. Register today via email to email@example.com or call 619-278-6141 and include your name, contact number, and the number of people in your party.
About San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine
San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine (www.sdhospice.org) is one of the largest community-owned, not-for-profit hospices in the country, bringing compassionate, expert medical care to more than 1,000 seriously ill adults and children each day throughout San Diego County since 1977. In addition to patient care, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice is internationally recognized for its innovative education programs, patient/family-centered research and evidence-based advocacy since 1989. The Institute for Palliative Medicine trains more than 4,000 healthcare professionals each year in the advances in hospice and palliative care. For more information, visit www.sdhospice.org or call toll-free 866-688-1600. Join our online communities on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and The Caregiver’s Corner blog.