Realities of Advanced Medical Intervention

Rebecca Rech Cutler, a former Hospice nurse and/or Bill Lombard, a local nephrologist, will discuss the meaning of advanced medical interventions in frank terms, focusing on patient outcomes when these interventions are employed. This presentation addresses in layperson's terms the realities of what these "interventions" mean to average people and their families so that you can make informed decisions about your care. Advance care planning, advance directives, and the importance of palliative care are discussed. They also will explain what a POLST is - Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment.

This interactive session will allow for questions and dialogue, and some equipment used in the ICU will be available for viewing.

Upcoming
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St. Luke's Health Education Center 3333 Squalicum Pkwy Bellingham, WA
Past
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St. Luke's Health Education Center 3333 Squalicum Pkwy Bellingham, WA
"WWU, Viking Union, Room 462"
Cordata Community Co-op, Local Rooms Room, 315 Westerly Road
Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Road
Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Road
Christ Lutheran Church, 5904 Vista Drive, Ferndale
St. Luke's Health Education Center 3333 Squalicum Pkwy Bellingham, WA
St. Luke's Health Education Center 3333 Squalicum Pkwy Bellingham, WA