Event Details
Event Type: Online Class

Aug 19 - Aug 26 2021
4:00pm - 6:00pm
At your computer/device
Mary Matthiesen, Ronda Macchello

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Take Charge! – Guided Advance Care Planning

What matters most to you? If you were facing serious illness, what kind of care would you want? If you couldn’t speak for yourself, who would?

Planning for your future care can bring peace of mind – to you and your loved ones. Advance care planning is a process that helps you decide and document what kind of care you would want – and what kind you would not want – if you have a health crisis and are not able to communicate or make decisions.

In this free 2-part online course, you will learn more about advance care planning and the steps you can take to help get the care you want, based on what matters most to you. You will be guided through the process of thinking about what is important to you, talking about it with those close to you (including your doctor), selecting someone to act as your representative, and completing an Advance Health Care Directive to document your decisions. At the conclusion of this training, you will have all the information you need to complete your Advance Directives and the tools to do it.

Instructors: Mary Matthiesen is the chief strategy officer with Mission Hospice & Home Care – one of the original and still independent non-profit hospices in California – and has led awareness initiatives on end-of-life issues internationally.

Ronda Macchello, MD, is board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine and came to end-of-life work after a career as a geriatric primary care physician. She helped to establish an out-patient palliative care program and has worked for nine years as a hospice doctor.

Connie Borden, RN, MSN, ANP, is an advance practice nurse with 28 years of experience in hospice and palliative care. She has led a local nonprofit hospice as executive director and worked on inpatient services as a palliative consultant. She had presented advance care planning information during her 15 years at San Francisco’s St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Class details are subject to change.