Join us for an evening of conversation and dialogue about PeaceHealth's current policies, procedures and practices related to serious illness and end-of-life care. Many of us have heard stories (some good and some troubling) about how and when PeaceHealth can or cannot (or will or will not) support our end-of-life choices. For example, perhaps you wonder:
"Will my Advance Care Directive Choices be honored if I am taken to the hospital for a medical emergency? OR... If I am in the hospital or in Hospice and I choose Death with Dignity how will PeaceHealth help me reach physicians who will prescribe?" OR... "If I am in hospital or Hospice may I choose VSED?
Gurpreet Dhillon, Director of Palliative, Cancer and Hospice Care at PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center; Jodi Newcomer, Nurse Manager of Whatcom Hospice; Ross Fewing, Director of Mission & Ethics at at PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center; and Sally McLaughlin, Executive Director of End of Life Washington, will help us explore these questions and look forward learning about what is most important to our community through these conversations.
This event is co-sponsored by the Death Café of Whatcom County, the Palliative Care Institute, PeaceHealth's Palliative Care team and End of Life Washington.