Upcoming Events

05/23/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Varied Locations: See below

Advance Care Planning is a process that takes time and active reflection. Thinking about advance care planning when the diagnosis is Alzheimer's can be challenging. With a diagnosis of dementia, it gets more difficult to reflect on goals for end-of-life care. ACP+D presentations are designed to educate people who have either received a diagnosis of dementia or are caring for someone who has. We’ll cover:

  • the importance of starting ACP early
  • the critical role a health care agent...
06/05/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Varied: See below

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

January 15, 2019 Unity Spiritual...
07/02/2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

Because we know that the arts often provide an opening door for discussion about hard topics, the Palliative Care Institute at Western Washington University is collaborating with The Bellingham Theater Works (BTW), our local community repertory theater company, to mount a series of plays this summer through the Fairhaven Repertory Theater series.  Each play has a major character who has cancer.

The first play is WIT,Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-...

07/05/2019 - 8:00pm
Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

Because we know that the arts often provide an opening door for discussion about hard topics, the Palliative Care Institute at Western Washington University is collaborating with The Bellingham Theater Works (BTW), our local community repertory theater company, to mount a series of plays this summer through the Fairhaven Repertory Theater series.  Each play has a major character who has cancer.

The first play is WIT,Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-...

07/08/2019 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

In conjunction with the Fairhaven Repertory Theater presentation of Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play WitMegan Cole will present The Wisdom of “Wit” – a dramatized lecture about the play - a sardonic, funny, and heart-wrenching exploration of the beauty and puzzle of our irrevocable journey toward dying, seen through the eyes of a 50-year-old professor of English Literature diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  Megan leads the audience through the play’s...

07/11/2019 - 8:00pm
Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

Because we know that the arts often provide an opening door for discussion about hard topics, the Palliative Care Institute at Western Washington University is collaborating with The Bellingham Theater Works (BTW), our local community repertory theater company, to mount a series of plays this summer through the Fairhaven Repertory Theater series.  Each play has a major character who has cancer.

The first play is WIT,Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-...

07/14/2019 - 4:00pm
Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

Because we know that the arts often provide an opening door for discussion about hard topics, the Palliative Care Institute at Western Washington University is collaborating with The Bellingham Theater Works (BTW), our local community repertory theater company, to mount a series of plays this summer through the Fairhaven Repertory Theater series.  Each play has a major character who has cancer.

The first play is WIT,Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-...

07/17/2019 - 8:00pm
Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

Because we know that the arts often provide an opening door for discussion about hard topics, the Palliative Care Institute at Western Washington University is collaborating with The Bellingham Theater Works (BTW), our local community repertory theater company, to mount a series of plays this summer through the Fairhaven Repertory Theater series.  Each play has a major character who has cancer.

The first play is WIT,Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-...

07/18/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Whatcom Hospice Administration Building Lower Level, 2800 Douglas Avenue, Bellingaham

THE BOOK STUDY GROUPS HAVE CLOSED ENROLLMENT FOR THIS ROUND. If you would like to be added to a wait list for the next round in fall 2019, please email pci@wwu.edu.

The Palliative Care Institute and Whatcom Hospice invite you to join a study group to explore The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully. We will meet once a month for 6 months to explore the invitations with...

07/20/2019 - 8:00pm
Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

Because we know that the arts often provide an opening door for discussion about hard topics, the Palliative Care Institute at Western Washington University is collaborating with The Bellingham Theater Works (BTW), our local community repertory theater company, to mount a series of plays this summer through the Fairhaven Repertory Theater series.  Each play has a major character who has cancer.

The first play is WIT,Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-...

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