Past Events

06/14/2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Lummi Island Library, 2144 S Nugent Rd Lummi Island, WA 98262

The Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement is sponsoring community workshops on advance care planning. 

Making your health care choices known in advance is a gift to those you love. Join us for this dynamic presentation on Advance Care Planning. Participants will learn:

• Why Advance Care Planning is important for all adults and commonly used terminology

• How to choose someone to be your Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (your Health Care Agent)

• How to talk to loved ones and doctors about preferences for end-of-life care

• How to consider what questions they have about their choices

• How to complete & file Advance Directive paperwork

• Identify tools and resources to aid you in your decision making

Recommended for individuals over 18 years and families. 

Free and open to the public and no registration required.

For more information, or to schedule a face-to-face appointment or a schedule workshop for your group: Contact us at 360-788-6594 | (TTY) 1.800.833.6388

info@whatcomalliance.org | Language Assistance Available

 

06/13/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Sums Library, 451 2nd St Sumas, WA 98295

The Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement is sponsoring community workshops on advance care planning. 

Making your health care choices known in advance is a gift to those you love. Join us for this dynamic presentation on Advance Care Planning. Participants will learn:

• Why Advance Care Planning is important for all adults and commonly used terminology

• How to choose someone to be your Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (your Health Care Agent)

• How to talk to loved ones and doctors about preferences for end-of-life care

• How to consider what questions they have about their choices

• How to complete & file Advance Directive paperwork

• Identify tools and resources to aid you in your decision making

Recommended for individuals over 18 years and families. 

Free and open to the public and no registration required.

For more information, or to schedule a face-to-face appointment or a schedule workshop for your group: Contact us at 360-788-6594 | (TTY) 1.800.833.6388

info@whatcomalliance.org | Language Assistance Available

 

06/09/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ferndale Education Center, 5659 Barrett Rd Ferndale, WA 98248

The Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement is sponsoring community workshops on advance care planning. 

Making your health care choices known in advance is a gift to those you love. Join us for this dynamic presentation on Advance Care Planning. Participants will learn:

• Why Advance Care Planning is important for all adults and commonly used terminology

• How to choose someone to be your Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (your Health Care Agent)

• How to talk to loved ones and doctors about preferences for end-of-life care

• How to consider what questions they have about their choices

• How to complete & file Advance Directive paperwork

• Identify tools and resources to aid you in your decision making

Recommended for individuals over 18 years and families. 

Free and open to the public and no registration required.

For more information, or to schedule a face-to-face appointment or a schedule workshop for your group: Contact us at 360-788-6594 | (TTY) 1.800.833.6388

info@whatcomalliance.org | Language Assistance Available

 

06/07/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

PeaceHealth is offering monthly interactive workshops for community members to learn how to complete their own advance directives. Find out more and sign up today. 

The value of an advance directive

An advance directive is a legal form that you fill out to describe the kinds of medical care you want to have if something happens to you and you can't speak for yourself. Putting your wishes in writing helps avoid confusion or conflict in times of crisis or uncertainty. 

Why talking matters

Sharing your wishes for the care you want if you are critically ill can bring you closer to the people you love. Making your wishes known clearly in advance of a crisis is one of the biggest gifts you can give yourself, your family and friends. Doing so is a gift of love and peace of mind. 

‘Your Voice, Your Choice’ for community members

Advance care planning is for all adults 18 and up.  Join us for an interactive workshop in which all participants will be guided through the simple, yet thought-provoking, process of choosing a health care agent and putting their healthcare wishes in writing in the event that they are unable to speak for themselves.

 Spread the word to your patients, friends, family and neighbors. Space is limited. Register at the link below.

Further information

If you have questions, please contact Hilary Walker, Advance Care Planning program coordinator, at HWalker@peacehealth.org or 360-738-5267.

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06/06/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
St. Luke's Health Education Center, Room A, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham

Rebecca Rech Cutler, a former Hospice nurse, 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. This interactive session will allow for questions and dialogue, and some equipment used in the ICU will be available for viewing. Advance care planning, advance directives, and the importance of community-based palliative care will be discussed.    

 

For more information contact Micki JacksonMICKI98226@AOL.COM or 360.201.7840

06/06/2018 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Brookdale Senior Living, 4415 Columbine Drive Bellingham, WA 98226

The Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement is sponsoring community workshops on advance care planning. 

Making your health care choices known in advance is a gift to those you love. Join us for this dynamic presentation on Advance Care Planning. Participants will learn:

• Why Advance Care Planning is important for all adults and commonly used terminology

• How to choose someone to be your Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (your Health Care Agent)

• How to talk to loved ones and doctors about preferences for end-of-life care

• How to consider what questions they have about their choices

• How to complete & file Advance Directive paperwork

• Identify tools and resources to aid you in your decision making

Recommended for individuals over 18 years and families. 

Free and open to the public and no registration required.

For more information, or to schedule a face-to-face appointment or a schedule workshop for your group: Contact us at 360-788-6594 | (TTY) 1.800.833.6388

info@whatcomalliance.org | Language Assistance Available

 

05/11/2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Settlemyer Hall, Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

SAVE THE DATE - May 11.    Click on the Registration link below!

The Palliative Care Institute is offering a day-long conference on Holistic Pain Management: Alternatives to the Opioids.  Over the day we will explore multiple approaches to pain management, including complementary and experimental interventions.  We have a terrific line up of speakers!!  And CMEs available - see below.

Lucille Marchand, MD  - University of Washington, Professor and section chief of palliative care in the Department of Family Medicine, and director of the UW Medical Center’s Palliative Care Program

  • Complex Pain Management Requires an Integrative Approach
  • Having Healing Conversations

 

Adrith Doorenbos, PhD - University of Washington, Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

  • Non-pharmacological pain strategies in palliative care and Telehealth delivery in rural areas.
  • Facing a World of Hurt: Cultural considerations in pain and palliative care

 

Pippa Breakspear, MEd, CDP - Private Practice, Recovery Support Services, Bellingham Washington

  • Junkies Like Me: From Pain to Addiction

 

Steve Morris, PhD - Specialist in Integral Health, Bellingham, Washington

  • Stress Busters – Hands on Techniques for Reducing Pain and Achieving Coherence

 

Erica Rayner-Horn, MA - Private Practice in Psychotherapy specializing in mindfulness as a tool for managing physical and emotional pain and distress, Seattle, Washington

  • Finding Peace In Every Moment : The Power Of Mindfulness In Relieving Pain And Anxiety
  • Bringing Mindfulness Home

 

T. Cody Swift, MA  - Private Practice in Psychotherapy and Counseling, Santa Cruz, CA.  Researcher at Johns Hopkins Universit

  • Psilocybin for the Treatment of Cancer-Related Emotional Distress
  • Deepening Understandings of the Practice of Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Future Clinical Indications in Palliative Care

Learning Objectives

After this education, learners should be able to:

  1. Differentiate the complex components of pain
  2. Distinguish between nociceptive and neuropathic pain
  3. Outline challenges associated with conventional approaches to pain management
  4. Describe multiple integrative approaches to pain management
  5. Identify strategies for developing integrative pain management systems in rural environments.

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Washington State Medical Association through the joint providership of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Western Washington University. PeaceHealth St. Joseph is accredited by the WSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PeaceHealth St. Joseph designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 6 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

Accreditation Equivalency Statement: Category 1 CME credits generally are accepted on a 1:1 equivalence by nursing, social work and other health related licensing authorities.

Early Bird Registration is open until April 12, 2018.  Because of a generous anonymous donor, scholarships to reduce the fees are available. Inquire at pci@wwu.edu  If you have trouble with the on-line registration process, contact (360) 650-3353 for assistance.

General – No CME      $75

Student – No CME      $50

General – w/ CME      $100

Student – w/CME        $75

 

05/03/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

PeaceHealth is offering monthly interactive workshops for community members to learn how to complete their own advance directives. Find out more and sign up today. 

The value of an advance directive

An advance directive is a legal form that you fill out to describe the kinds of medical care you want to have if something happens to you and you can't speak for yourself. Putting your wishes in writing helps avoid confusion or conflict in times of crisis or uncertainty. 

Why talking matters

Sharing your wishes for the care you want if you are critically ill can bring you closer to the people you love. Making your wishes known clearly in advance of a crisis is one of the biggest gifts you can give yourself, your family and friends. Doing so is a gift of love and peace of mind. 

‘Your Voice, Your Choice’ for community members

Advance care planning is for all adults 18 and up.  Join us for an interactive workshop in which all participants will be guided through the simple, yet thought-provoking, process of choosing a health care agent and putting their healthcare wishes in writing in the event that they are unable to speak for themselves.

 Spread the word to your patients, friends, family and neighbors. Space is limited. Register at the link below.

Further information

If you have questions, please contact Hilary Walker, Advance Care Planning program coordinator, at HWalker@peacehealth.org or 360-738-5267.

 

 

05/02/2018 - 2:30pm to 05/16/2018 - 4:30pm
Roots Room at the Cordata Community Food Cooperative. 315 Westerly Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226

In this three session workshop series, we’ll begin writing legacy letters for ourselves and our heirs. These documents—ranging anywhere from a paragraph to a book in length—can include our favorite stories, our values and beliefs, and our hopes and tributes. In the process, we’ll have the opportunity to reflect on our lives and provide gifts for loved ones. That’s why one former participant told me, “These letters are such a great idea. I can’t believe I didn’t think of it myself!” And another person said, “I couldn’t sleep after the workshop because my head was so full of stories to tell. I blame you!” 

The three sessions will first focus on the past, writing our signature stories about ourselves and others and ways to use these stories to explain current values.  We’ll continue with explorations of our present beliefs and values, and we’ll move into the future, offering our hopes, blessings, and tributes. 

Session 1 The Past/Our Stories:          May 2, 2018        2:30-4:30 pm

Session 2 The Present/Our Values:     May 9, 2018        2:30-4:30 pm   

Session 3 The Future/Our Legacy:      May 16, 2018      2:30-4:30 pm       

Advance Registration required:  Limited to 15 people. $36.00 for the three sessions.  To register for workshop email pci@wwu.edu

All sessions in the Roots Room at the Cordata Community Food Cooperative. 315 Westerly Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226

Sponsored by the Palliative Care Institute (pci.wwu.edu) and facilitated by Margi Fox, who teaches professional writing at Western Washington University. Margi has given numerous workshops on legacy letters. In 2015, she presented a TEDx talk about wills: “The Afterlife of Wills: Why Legacy Matters.”

04/27/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Anacortes Senior and Activity Center, 1701 22nd St, Anacortes, WA 98221

Join us for a hands-on workshop providing step by step instruction for filling out an advanced directive or living will. Each participant will be guided through the simple, yet deeply thought provoking, process of completing this form. Participants will go home with a copy to share with loved ones, their physicians, and others. 

Please visit endoflifewa.org for a preview of the Advanced Directive. 

$15.00 per person. Space is limited, registration is required.  To register, call the Anacortes Senior Center at 360-293-7473. 

 

This workshop is presented by Adrienne Doucette.  Adrienne has been an educator for over 20 years, and brings her expertise to help adults think through their end-of-life options and fill out their Advance Directives.  She worked as a Chaplain Intern at PeaceHealth and is a Hospice Volunteer.  Her calm, compassionate presence helps hold the important work of making our wishes known at the end of life.

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