Advance Care Planning Canada

Advance Care Planning Canada It's About Conversations, It's About Wishes. Advance Care Planning is a process of reflection and communication. It’s about conversations. It’s about decisions.

It’s how we care for each other. Advance care planning is a process of reflection and communication, a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let others know your future health and personal care preferences in the event that you become incapable of consenting to or refusing treatment or other care. Advance care planning means having discussions with family and friends, especiall

It’s how we care for each other. Advance care planning is a process of reflection and communication, a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let others know your future health and personal care preferences in the event that you become incapable of consenting to or refusing treatment or other care. Advance care planning means having discussions with family and friends, especiall

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Nadia Chaudhri is a neuroscience professor at Concordia University. She was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer earli...
09/11/2021
In facing death, Concordia neuroscientist Nadia Chaudhri has built a lasting legacy and inspired thousands | CBC News

Nadia Chaudhri is a neuroscience professor at Concordia University. She was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer earlier this year, and now shares moments of joy and difficulty from the palliative care ward at McGill University Health Centre.

#SaturdayMorningRead #whatbringsyoujoy #joylists #momentsofjoy #palliativecare #canadianpalliativecare Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

From a palliative care bed, Concordia neuroscientist Nadia Chaudhri has shared pockets of joy and wisdom that have resonated around the world, and raised funds for future scientists.

Advance Care Planning helps ensure a person’s health care preferences are known in an emergency or medical crisis. This ...
09/10/2021

Advance Care Planning helps ensure a person’s health care preferences are known in an emergency or medical crisis. This knowledge enables the right supports and the right care ... in the right way, at the right time, in the right place!

Join us on September 28th to learn more about your legal rights and Advance Care Planning. Register now: https://bit.ly/3iUaIYB

#ACPinCanada #AdvanceCarePlanning #WhatMattersMost #Legal #KnowYourRights #LivingWellPlanningWell #LifePlanningModel

Advance Care Planning helps ensure a person’s health care preferences are known in an emergency or medical crisis. This knowledge enables the right supports and the right care ... in the right way, at the right time, in the right place!

Join us on September 28th to learn more about your legal rights and Advance Care Planning. Register now: https://bit.ly/3iUaIYB

#ACPinCanada #AdvanceCarePlanning #WhatMattersMost #Legal #KnowYourRights #LivingWellPlanningWell #LifePlanningModel

#ICYMI The webinar reply and accompanying materials for the 𝗘𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: 𝗔 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧...
09/10/2021

#ICYMI The webinar reply and accompanying materials for the 𝗘𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: 𝗔 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐠-𝐓𝐞𝐫𝐦 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞 is available on the #ACPinCanada website. Access the resources now https://bit.ly/3goE52L

#ACPinCanada #AdvanceCarePlanning #SPALTC #LTC

#ICYMI The webinar reply and accompanying materials for the 𝗘𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: 𝗔 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐠-𝐓𝐞𝐫𝐦 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞 is available on the #ACPinCanada website. Access the resources now https://bit.ly/3goE52L

#ACPinCanada #AdvanceCarePlanning #SPALTC #LTC

On #WorldSuicidePreventionDay and every day, please know: You do matter. Your life is valuable. Light will come. You are...
09/10/2021

On #WorldSuicidePreventionDay and every day, please know: You do matter. Your life is valuable. Light will come. You are NOT alone.

For immediate support, please reach out to one of these centres: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/suicide-prevention/warning-signs.html

On #WorldSuicidePreventionDay and every day, please know: You do matter. Your life is valuable. Light will come. You are NOT alone.

For immediate support, please reach out to one of these centres: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/suicide-prevention/warning-signs.html

#DIY One of #ACPinCanada's Top 10 downloads is the “Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): A Decision Aid for Patients an...
09/09/2021

#DIY One of #ACPinCanada's Top 10 downloads is the “Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): A Decision Aid for Patients and Their Families”. This resource provides insight on #CPR and the risks and benefits of having CPR.

Get your copy: https://www.advancecareplanning.ca/resource/cpr-decision-aids/

#AdvanceCarePlanning #EssentialConversations #Resources #TheMoreYouKnow

#DIY One of #ACPinCanada's Top 10 downloads is the “Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): A Decision Aid for Patients and Their Families”. This resource provides insight on #CPR and the risks and benefits of having CPR.

Get your copy: https://www.advancecareplanning.ca/resource/cpr-decision-aids/

#AdvanceCarePlanning #EssentialConversations #Resources #TheMoreYouKnow

The program for the 2021 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference is now available! The event, being held virtually O...
09/09/2021

The program for the 2021 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference is now available! The event, being held virtually October 21-22, is a must-attend. Learn more and register: https://www.chpca.ca/conference/2021-conference-program/

#TheRoadAhead #StayingTheCourse #CHPCC2021 #CanadianHospice #PalliativeCare

The program for the 2021 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference is now available! The event, being held virtually October 21-22, is a must-attend. Learn more and register: https://www.chpca.ca/conference/2021-conference-program/

#TheRoadAhead #StayingTheCourse #CHPCC2021 #CanadianHospice #PalliativeCare

Our friends at Bob Kemp Hospice are hosting a 5-part series about #AdvanceCarePlanning — and there is still time to regi...
09/08/2021
Advance Care Planning - 5 Part Series - Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice

Our friends at Bob Kemp Hospice are hosting a 5-part series about #AdvanceCarePlanning — and there is still time to register. Act now, as this course will not run again until the Spring of 2022.

https://kemphospice.org/events/advance-care-planning-5-part-series/

Join us for this interactive 5 part series. Every Monday a video will be made available that talks about each step. On the following Thursday we will have an interactive conversation led by Clare Freeman, Executive Director of Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice and Sandra Andreychuk, Health Care Ethicist.

On September 9th, learn first hand from Shane Sinclair about ways to improve a compassionate approach to #LTC. He will a...
09/08/2021

On September 9th, learn first hand from Shane Sinclair about ways to improve a compassionate approach to #LTC. He will also provide an overview of the #SCQ, a new patient reported #compassion measure.

This will be a wonderful learning opportunity. Please join us: https://bit.ly/3yp4eX7

On September 9th, learn first hand from Shane Sinclair about ways to improve a compassionate approach to #LTC. He will also provide an overview of the #SCQ, a new patient reported #compassion measure.

This will be a wonderful learning opportunity. Please join us: https://bit.ly/3yp4eX7

Do yourself a favour and pick up a copy of "I don't have time for this!". It's a wonderfully thought-provoking read and ...
09/07/2021

Do yourself a favour and pick up a copy of "I don't have time for this!". It's a wonderfully thought-provoking read and available from the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Marketplace 📚

“I don’t have time for this!” provides a roadmap for the journey into aging, illness, and dying that we will all travel-ourselves and the people we love. With gentle persuasion and moving stories from her family, her clients, and her years as a hospice volunteer, Dr. Katherine Arnup, Writer shows how to overcome the fear of aging and loss so we can show up for the challenges in our lives.

Get Your Copy: chpca.ca/product/i-dont-have-time-for-this/

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Coming up in the September 9th edition of the #ACPinCanada eBlast:⭐ Upcoming ACP Webinars⭐ PACE for PSWs Courses⭐ ACP CO...
09/07/2021

Coming up in the September 9th edition of the #ACPinCanada eBlast:

⭐ Upcoming ACP Webinars
⭐ PACE for PSWs Courses
⭐ ACP COP and LTC COP Meetings
⭐ CHPCA Conference Program
⭐ Marlene Moorman: Family Life in a Pandemic

Don't miss out. Subscribe today: http://eepurl.com/nG5br

Coming up in the September 9th edition of the #ACPinCanada eBlast:

⭐ Upcoming ACP Webinars
⭐ PACE for PSWs Courses
⭐ ACP COP and LTC COP Meetings
⭐ CHPCA Conference Program
⭐ Marlene Moorman: Family Life in a Pandemic

Don't miss out. Subscribe today: http://eepurl.com/nG5br

"We all deserve to receive care that is authentic to the way we have lived our lives. And we should work to reduce the t...
09/04/2021
Give All Patients a Voice in Their Care

"We all deserve to receive care that is authentic to the way we have lived our lives. And we should work to reduce the toll that decision-making may have on our loved ones. #AdvanceCarePlanning (ACP) can help us meet these goals." #SaturdayMorningRead

The pandemic has emphasized the importance of access to advance care planning

On September 9th, The Palliative Approach in Long Term Care Community of Practice welcomes Shane Sinclair as the guest s...
09/03/2021
An Overview of the Sinclair Compassion Questionnaire (SCQ): Importance, Development, and Application

On September 9th, The Palliative Approach in Long Term Care Community of Practice welcomes Shane Sinclair as the guest speaker. He will be sharing ways to improve a
compassionate approach to #LTC. He will also provide
an overview of the #SCQ, a new patient reported
#compassion measure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQIfRML2sbA

Please sign up and join us: https://bit.ly/3yp4eX7

Learn more about the SCQ, Adapted Versions of the SCQ, and why measuring and improving compassion is vital to patients, healthcare providers, and the future ...

𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬?Be sure to join us on September 28th as Daniel Stober from Torkin Manes LLP and Sandy Abley from...
09/02/2021

𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬?

Be sure to join us on September 28th as Daniel Stober from Torkin Manes LLP and Sandy Abley from The Wealth Doctor help us demystify #AdvanceCarePlanning in Canada from a legal perspective.

Register now: https://bit.ly/3zdGqG3

#ACPinCanada #PPSauCanada #LivingWellPlanningWell #KnowYourRights #CanadianLaw #LifePlanning #EstatePlanning

𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬?

Be sure to join us on September 28th as Daniel Stober from Torkin Manes LLP and Sandy Abley from The Wealth Doctor help us demystify #AdvanceCarePlanning in Canada from a legal perspective.

Register now: https://bit.ly/3zdGqG3

#ACPinCanada #PPSauCanada #LivingWellPlanningWell #KnowYourRights #CanadianLaw #LifePlanning #EstatePlanning

You cannot predict how, when or if you will become seriously ill or injured. COVID-19 has been a difficult reminder that...
09/01/2021

You cannot predict how, when or if you will become seriously ill or injured. COVID-19 has been a difficult reminder that even young, healthy people can have their health circumstances change in an instant.

As college and university students head to class, this is the optimal time to 𝐁𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠. Take time to discuss your values and wishes with family, friends, and/or your health care team.

www.advancecareplanning.ca

#TheMoreYouKnow #BackToSchool #LifeSkills #lifeknowledge101 #ACPinCanada #PPSauCanada

You cannot predict how, when or if you will become seriously ill or injured. COVID-19 has been a difficult reminder that even young, healthy people can have their health circumstances change in an instant.

As college and university students head to class, this is the optimal time to 𝐁𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠. Take time to discuss your values and wishes with family, friends, and/or your health care team.

www.advancecareplanning.ca

#TheMoreYouKnow #BackToSchool #LifeSkills #lifeknowledge101 #ACPinCanada #PPSauCanada

The 2021 Environmental Scan conducted by SPA-LTC examined Canadian #LTC practices related to #palliativecare in COVID-19...
09/01/2021

The 2021 Environmental Scan conducted by SPA-LTC examined Canadian #LTC practices related to #palliativecare in COVID-19 and draws attention to an urgent need for a #palliativeapproachtocare. Access the scan by visiting https://bit.ly/36T0Ibf

#ACPinCanada #AdvanceCarePlanning #LongTermCare #EssentialConversations #EnvironmentalScan #Research #LongTermCare #LTC

The 2021 Environmental Scan conducted by SPA-LTC examined Canadian #LTC practices related to #palliativecare in COVID-19 and draws attention to an urgent need for a #palliativeapproachtocare. Access the scan by visiting https://bit.ly/36T0Ibf

#ACPinCanada #AdvanceCarePlanning #LongTermCare #EssentialConversations #EnvironmentalScan #Research #LongTermCare #LTC

Vous ne pouvez pas prévoir comment, quand ou si vous allez tomber gravement malade ou vous blesser. COVID-19 a été un ra...
08/30/2021

Vous ne pouvez pas prévoir comment, quand ou si vous allez tomber gravement malade ou vous blesser. COVID-19 a été un rappel difficile que même les personnes jeunes et en bonne santé peuvent voir leur situation sanitaire changer en un instant.

Alors que les étudiants des collèges et des universités retournent en classe, c'est le moment idéal pour être proactif et se renseigner sur la planification préalable des soins. Prenez le temps de discuter de vos valeurs et de vos souhaits avec votre famille, vos amis et/ou votre équipe soignante.

www.planificationprealable.ca

#Plusvousensavez #Retouràlécole #Compétencesdevie #Connaissancesdevie #PPSauCanada #ACPinCanada #planificationpréalabledessoins #AdvanceCarePlanning

Vous ne pouvez pas prévoir comment, quand ou si vous allez tomber gravement malade ou vous blesser. COVID-19 a été un rappel difficile que même les personnes jeunes et en bonne santé peuvent voir leur situation sanitaire changer en un instant.

Alors que les étudiants des collèges et des universités retournent en classe, c'est le moment idéal pour être proactif et se renseigner sur la planification préalable des soins. Prenez le temps de discuter de vos valeurs et de vos souhaits avec votre famille, vos amis et/ou votre équipe soignante.

www.planificationprealable.ca

#Plusvousensavez #Retouràlécole #Compétencesdevie #Connaissancesdevie #PPSauCanada #ACPinCanada #planificationpréalabledessoins #AdvanceCarePlanning

What is the easiest way to get updates on new toolkits, guides, resources, and educational opportunities from Advance Ca...
08/30/2021

What is the easiest way to get updates on new toolkits, guides, resources, and educational opportunities from Advance Care Planning in Canada? Sign up for our eNewsletter!

The next issue comes out September 9th — so get your email address on the list and don't miss out: http://eepurl.com/nG5br

#ACPinCanada #PPSauCanada #AdvanceCarePlanning #planificationpréalabledessoins

What is the easiest way to get updates on new toolkits, guides, resources, and educational opportunities from Advance Care Planning in Canada? Sign up for our eNewsletter!

The next issue comes out September 9th — so get your email address on the list and don't miss out: http://eepurl.com/nG5br

#ACPinCanada #PPSauCanada #AdvanceCarePlanning #planificationpréalabledessoins

Quelle est la façon la plus simple de recevoir des mises à jour sur les nouvelles trousses d'outils, les guides, les res...
08/29/2021

Quelle est la façon la plus simple de recevoir des mises à jour sur les nouvelles trousses d'outils, les guides, les ressources et les possibilités de formation de la Planification préalable des soins au Canada ? Inscrivez-vous à notre bulletin électronique !

Le prochain bulletin sera publié cette semaine. Inscrivez votre adresse électronique sur la liste pour ne rien manquer : http://eepurl.com/nG5br

#ACPinCanada #PPSauCanada #AdvanceCarePlanning #planificationpréalabledessoins

Quelle est la façon la plus simple de recevoir des mises à jour sur les nouvelles trousses d'outils, les guides, les ressources et les possibilités de formation de la Planification préalable des soins au Canada ? Inscrivez-vous à notre bulletin électronique !

Le prochain bulletin sera publié cette semaine. Inscrivez votre adresse électronique sur la liste pour ne rien manquer : http://eepurl.com/nG5br

#ACPinCanada #PPSauCanada #AdvanceCarePlanning #planificationpréalabledessoins

On September 9th, learn first hand from Shane Sinclair about ways to improve a compassionate approach to #LTC. He will a...
08/26/2021

On September 9th, learn first hand from Shane Sinclair about ways to improve a compassionate approach to #LTC. He will also provide an overview of the #SCQ, a new patient reported #compassion measure.

This will be a wonderful learning opportunity. Please join us: https://bit.ly/3yp4eX7

On September 9th, learn first hand from Shane Sinclair about ways to improve a compassionate approach to #LTC. He will also provide an overview of the #SCQ, a new patient reported #compassion measure.

This will be a wonderful learning opportunity. Please join us: https://bit.ly/3yp4eX7

#AdvanceCarePlanning in #LongTermCare means having essential conversations that: ✴️ empower residents and families✴️ mak...
08/25/2021

#AdvanceCarePlanning in #LongTermCare means having essential conversations that:

✴️ empower residents and families
✴️ make life more meaningful
✴️ make sure everyone in​ ​a person’s circle of care​ ​understands what the person​ ​wants and is “on the same page”
✴️ help residents and families make​ ​decisions about care that reflect​ ​the resident’s values and are​ ​right for them
✴️ help residents avoid​ ​unnecessary, ineffective​ ​or unwanted treatments​ ​and interventions

Learn more in the 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗟𝗼𝗻𝗴-𝗧𝗲𝗿𝗺 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀: https://bit.ly/3goE52L

#AdvanceCarePlanning in #LongTermCare means having essential conversations that:

✴️ empower residents and families
✴️ make life more meaningful
✴️ make sure everyone in​ ​a person’s circle of care​ ​understands what the person​ ​wants and is “on the same page”
✴️ help residents and families make​ ​decisions about care that reflect​ ​the resident’s values and are​ ​right for them
✴️ help residents avoid​ ​unnecessary, ineffective​ ​or unwanted treatments​ ​and interventions

Learn more in the 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗟𝗼𝗻𝗴-𝗧𝗲𝗿𝗺 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀: https://bit.ly/3goE52L

PACE for PSWs is an exciting new online program designed to provide much-requested support and education for you – PSWs ...
08/25/2021

PACE for PSWs is an exciting new online program designed to provide much-requested support and education for you – PSWs – the hearts and hands of the health care team.

Sign up now to receive program updates and secure your spot: https://bit.ly/3lXpP5r

#PACEforPSWs #PSW #PersonalSupportWorkers #palliativeapproachtocare #careerdevelopment #education

PACE for PSWs is an exciting new online program designed to provide much-requested support and education for you – PSWs – the hearts and hands of the health care team.

Sign up now to receive program updates and secure your spot: https://bit.ly/3lXpP5r

#PACEforPSWs #PSW #PersonalSupportWorkers #palliativeapproachtocare #careerdevelopment #education

Batman always had a plan for life's "What if...." moments. Do you? #ACPinCanada #AdvanceCarePlanning #WhatIf #BePrepared...
08/24/2021
Holy health care, Batman! Do you have a plan for What if …? - Healthy Debate

Batman always had a plan for life's "What if...." moments. Do you?

#ACPinCanada #AdvanceCarePlanning #WhatIf #BePrepared #Healthcare #Canada

Opinion Aug 24, 2021 by Darren Cargill Holy health care, Batman! Do you have a plan for What if …? 0 Comments Share on: The original Marvel What If…? comics series ran from 1977 to 1984 and was followed by a second volume from 1989 to 1998. Since then, 11 more instalments have been published, wi...

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Advance Care Planning is a process of reflection and communication. It is a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let people know what kind of health and personal care you would want in the future if you were unable to speak for yourself.

It means having discussions with family and friends, especially your Substitute Decision Maker – the person who will speak for you if you cannot speak for yourself. It may also include writing down your wishes, and talking with healthcare providers and financial or legal professionals.

Visit the Advance care Planning website to access Printable Workbooks and Quick Guides or the Online Interactive Workbook

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Everyone is welcome at our Let's talk about Death and Dying session. It is on 20 Jan at 9am PST and we will be open to all questions. Do please share with your Advance Care Planning groups. Thanks, Gaby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1Vhz19QAIg&feature=youtu.be
We believe in Advance Care Planning at Knott den Hollander Law. Tomorrow (April 16) is Advance Care Planning Day. Check out Resources. Contact us for assistance.
INVITATION: Dr. Bill Lombard, long-time nephrologist (retired) in our county, volunteers with a team I've organized. His presentation, "The Realities of Advanced Medical Interventions," supports good decision making before a person tackles their AD. We followup REALITIES' talks a week or so later with volunteer ACP workshops. Our ACP workshop volunteer leaders are trained, certified facilitators. On March 10, the day before ALL of our Realities' presentations and f/u ACP workshops were canceled for the foreseeable future, Dr. Lombard's talk was video recorded at Western Washington University -- those attending were WWU's RN-to-BSN students, faculty, support staff and community. Dr. Lombard and our team invite anyone who wishes to use the video in their ACP efforts, to be our guest! Additionally, use his PP slides as a starting point, to design your own Realities' iteration. https://vimeo.com/398065453 Our model (Realities with f/u workshop) has resulted in more verifiably completed Advance Directives than have been accomplished by a major hospital group serving our community. At Realities, we give each person a copy of the Honoring Choices PNW advance directive for their review...in preparation for the f/u workshop. Over the years, hundreds (of the thousands) who've seen Realities, have told us, "I had already done my advance directive, but came out of curiosity...now I see I need to re-do it, because I didn't understand what I was choosing! DR. BILL LOMBARD'S REALITIES OF ADVANCED MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/398065453 DR. LOMBARD'S REALITIES POWERPOINT SLIDES https://tinyurl.com/sxq22em
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VIRTUAL DEATH CAFE Join an online conversation about death and dying in an open, non-directed, non-judgemental format.” ‘Virtual’ means you can participate from the comfort of your apartment, from your home, from the back forty, from the barn, from your hotel, from your hospital room; Join us. This Friday, February 7th. Online at 6pm Pacific Time. Visit the Event listing and sign up here. https://www.facebook.com/events/1275955995930230/
February 6, 2020 8:30am – 6:30pm Studio Buckman 820 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, Ca 91505 ONLY 75 TICKETS! The Grief Dialogues presents the Live Well Die Well Tour Los Angeles on February 6, 2020 at Studio Buckman in Burbank. This rare event connects art, loss, grief, healing, movement, theatre, and how we all ultimately embrace life…and death. From the awarding winning film, The Elephant In the Room, to the award winning play, Grief Dialogues, to New York Best Selling Author, Hope Edelman, we offer inspiring individuals and organizations collaborating to radically change how communities face end of life, and how we live boldly until our last breath. The entire day is interactive, Q&A sessions, panel discussions, and performances, and allows for extensive networking. If you are a community member, hospice employee, working or volunteering in the end of life field, a death doula, this event is designed for you. Learn about the resources located in your community We have chosen to limit seats in order to create an atmosphere for connection between the audience and presenters. Cost: $100.00. https://www.facebook.com/events/2602876903279396/
Thank you, Advance Care Planning, for normalizing talking about, planning and prepare for end of life! Only then can we live life to the fullest! Geordie, Jasper and I look forward to connecting in 2020! Merry Christmas to all! :)
Several years ago, after my husband's death, two ICU nurses and I decided to raise awareness regarding what advanced medical interventions actually mean for the patient (and families) in the short and the long term. I co-produced this short video "Have the Conversation" with a local filmmaker -- it highlights experiences from three points-of-view about the critical importance of Advance Care Planning. "It always seems too early, before it's too late.:
At Calgary Alberta Peterlougheed Hospital spreading the word about national Advance care planning day
Phyllis Shacter, author of "Choosing to Die: A Personal Story", is an educator on the subject of Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED). She works to share the story of her husband's choice to experience a conscious death and avoid the dreadful late stages of Alzheimer's Disease. On her website and in her book, she educates the reader on VSED as a lesser known choice to consider for those who have been diagnosed with a terminal or degenerative disease that will greatly affect their quality of life as death nears. Personal information and facts on VSED are especially useful for health professionals and those who facilitate conversations surrounding end-of-life options. Visit the website, like our page, watch Phyllis's Tedx talk, or read the book (available for purchase on Amazon) to learn more about VSED.