GGS Webinar – Engaging In Conversations About Advanced Care Planning
April 17, 2019 12:00 pm
April 17, 2019 1:00 pm
Adrienne Mims, MD MPH FAAFP, AGSF
VP, Chief Medical Officer, Medicare Quality Improvement
Lois J. Ricci RNc, GNP, Ed.D
Adjunct Professor, Kennesaw State University, Clayton State University
Consultant, Geriatric, Gerontology
Participants will be able to:
recognize when to start having discussions about advance care planning and Advance Directives
discuss the importance of advanced care planning and Advance Directives
access the tools to conduct compassionate advance care discussions
access resources relating to the Advance Directives
National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. In celebration of 2019 Healthcare Decision day. Presenters will provide information about the “how” and “why” to have these important discussions.
People are comfortable talking about family, work, and social activities. Advance Directives is a topic that that most people do not want to consider. End of life decisions are daunting! Few would say it is not necessary to make decisions and put them in writing, but only a few have discussed the subject with family or friends and prepared their advanced directives. Experts tell us that the best way to begin the end of life discussion is to begin the conversation!
Today’s presentation will discuss how reframing the conversation could be the better approach. Adding advanced directives to your Life Plan. How do you want to live until the end? Maybe, then more people will be willing to start the conversation.