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LD105 Understanding Medical Decision-Making

Thursday, February 8, 2024, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM
Halpern Room

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Lectures & Discussions
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Instructor: Christa Ovenell (See full description below.)

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Join Christa Ovenell, funeral director, end of life doula and community educator in this important series of workshops that are designed to help you understand decisions you may be faced with (for yourself or someone you care for)  as you age. 


Feb 8, "Medical care decisions at end of life: what you need to know about "heroic measures". Christa Ovenell. Explore the nuances of end-of-life medical care and gain insights into the concept of "heroic measures." Understand the implications of various medical interventions and learn how to make decisions aligned with your values and preferences.


Feb 15: “What is palliative care and when will I know if I’m ready for it?”. Christa Ovenell Delve into the realm of palliative care and its role in enhancing quality of life. Learn to recognize the signs that indicate readiness for palliative care, ensuring that your healthcare journey aligns with your comfort and well-being.


Feb 22: “Making your wishes known: how to write a letter of medical instruction” Christa Ovenell Navigate the process of articulating your healthcare preferences effectively. Discover the importance of a Letter of Medical Instruction and receive guidance on crafting a document that clearly communicates your wishes, empowering you to actively participate in your medical decision-making.

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