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Healthcare Directives

Date: September 20, 2012
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Atwood Memorial Center Oak
Description: Speakers.

Healthcare Directives:  Part 1

Thursday, September 20

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Oak Room, Atwood Memorial Center

Advance care planning is a process to decipher and communicate values and goals in future health care and end-of-life decision making. Less than 30% of Americans have had conversations about their healthcare preferences or completed a healthcare directive. This workshop will provide an overview of the Advance Care Planning process, which includes understanding, reflection, and discussion of personal goals, values, and beliefs as they relate to future medical care, and why they matter.

Healthcare Directives: Part 2

Thursday, October 4

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Oak Room, Atwood Memorial Center

This workshop will build on the information provided in Part 1.  It will explore some of the barriers to having ACP conversations and offer suggestions for how to get started.

Presenter: Patty Bresser is an associate professor in the Department of Nursing Science at  St. Cloud State University. Her teaching specialty is Geriatric Nursing, where she teaches students about advance care planning (ACP) and healthcare directives. Patty is a certified ACP facilitator and instructor and is working with the central Minnesota ACP initiative, Light the Legacy ( during her sabbatical.

Cost: Free
Health and Wellness Committee
Office of Human Resources

'Healthcare Directives' Schedule

Date Time Location
September 20, 2012 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Atwood Memorial Center Oak