National Healthcare Decision Day: Demystifying Death, Dying, and Afterlife Planning
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
2:00am - 3:00am
UH South MCHC Auditorium
Advance directives ensure that wishes for end-of-life care are documented for consideration at a future time when the patient may lack decision-making capacity. Per a 2017 NPR report, patients who have completed such documents are more likely to receive care in line with their preferences, whether for intensive or more limited medical care. Advance directives are associated with fewer hospital deaths, fewer intensive care admissions, and fewer life-prolonging measures, as well as better quality of life for patients at the end of life and still only about 1 in 3 American’s have such documents completed.
It always seems too early, until it’s too late. Let’s start the conversation now.
Join us for an engaging panel discussion around end of life planning. Guests will include professionals in death education, palliative care, estate planning, funeral care, social work, and more.
nursing and social work credits (refreshments)