The 3 Ds of Advance Care Planning - How to Decide, Discuss and Document Your End of Life Wishes™

Warm and meaningful conversations take place at kitchen tables across America every day. It’s a safe place for us to discover what we value and explore how to live our lives. Over time we share what we learn and as we age we have opportunities to start conversations with our loved ones about how we’d like to live at the end of our life.    


According to The Conversation Project 2013 National Survey, 90% of people say that talking with their loved ones about end of life care is important, but only 27% have done so. The result is too many people are dying in ways they wouldn’t choose, often leaving loved ones feeling guilty and uncertain.   


No doubt, talking about end of life choices can be tough. However, discussing how you chose to live at the end of life with loved ones and healthcare professionals has proven to ease anxieties and reduce stress – for everyone! The truth is it’s better to have these conversations at the kitchen table than in the Intensive Care Unit during a medical crisis.   


If how you live at the end of your life matters, then you need to learn three things. First how to decide on what you want and who you want to speak for you if you are unable to speak for yourself. Next you need to learn how to have the end of life conversation with your loved ones and healthcare professionals. Finally, you need to learn how to document your end of life wishes to make sure everyone is on the same page, literally!   


Kitchen Table Conversations offers a FREE workshop series that includes a screening and discussion of "Being Mortal" a PBS Frontline Documentary followed by three interactive workshops - 

The 3 Ds of Advance Care Planning - How to Decide, Discuss and Document Your End of Life Wishes™ to help educate you on how to have end-of-life conversations with your loved ones and healthcare professionals as well as learn how to document your end-of-life wishes. 


If you're interested in hosting this workshop series for your company, faith community or special interest group, please call us today at 512-787-3402 

FREE "Being Mortal" Screening and Discussion

"Hope is Not a Plan"

Based on the best-selling book "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End." by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing a terminal illness, their relationships with their doctors, and the care they receive near the end of their lives. The film follows Dr. Gawande as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters.  


After the screening, there is a facilitated discussion about actions you can take to communicate your health care decisions.


Click to Watch the Trailer


November 2018


AARP - Houston

Living Longer, Living Smarter: My End of Life Wishes Series


Location

The DeLuxe Theater

3303 Lyons Ave

Houston, TX 77020

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Friday, November 9, 2018

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Dinner Included


Register Today!


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AARP - Dallas

Living Longer, Living Smarter: My End of Life Wishes Series


Location

Temple Emanu-El

8500 Hillcrest Road

Dallas, TX 75225

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lunch Included


Register Today!



If you're interested in hosting a FREE 90-minute viewing and discussion for your company, faith community or special interest group, please call us today at 512-787-3402

The 3 Ds of Advance Care Planning™ Workshops

How to Decide What You Want and Who Will Speak for You If You're Unable

The first workshop will focus on learning the facts and tips necessary to make sound decisions about what your end of life wishes are and who might be the best person to make medical decisions for 

you if you are unable to make 

them for yourself.   

How to Discuss Your End of Life Wishes with Your Loved Ones and Healthcare Professionals

During the second workshop you’ll learn how to openly and honestly discuss your end-of-life wishes with your loved ones and chosen health care agent. Next, we’ll show you how to talk with your health care professionals.  Sharing your end-of-life wishes gives  everyone a better understanding of what matters 

most to you.   

How to Document Your End of Life Wishes So Everyone Is On the Same Page

The third workshop will be an opportunity to document your end of life choices. Discussion will center around the Directive to Physicians and Family (Advance Directives) and Medical Power of Attorney (Your Healthcare Agent). Questions will be answered however; no legal 

advice will be given. 

Dates, Times and Location


AARP - Houston

Living Longer, Living Smarter: My End of Life Wishes Series 


Saturday, November 10 2018

10:30 am to 3:00 pm

Lunch Included


Location

The DeLuxe Theater

 3303 Lyons Ave

Houston, TX 77020 

Map


Register Today! 


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AARP - Dallas

Living Longer, Living Smarter: My End of Life Wishes Series 


Saturday, November 17 2018

10:30 am to 3:00 pm

Lunch Included


and


Sunday, November 18, 2018

10:30 am to 3:00 pm

Lunch Included


Location

Temple Emanu-El

8500 Hillcrest Road

Dallas, TX 75225

Map


Register Today!

Who Will Speak for You If You Can't Speak for Yourself?


It’s important to choose a health care proxy (Health Care Agent in the State of Texas)  – the person who will make decisions about your medical care if you become unable to make them for yourself. 


Checkout this quick video then download the How to Choose a Health Care Proxy and How to Be a Health Care Proxy  Starter Kit .  This new user-friendly guide offers facts and tips necessary to make sound decisions about choosing, and being, a health care agent.

You Make Us Possible!

We are an all volunteer, nonprofit organization providing education and resources that empower Central Texans to have end-of-life conversations with loved ones and health care providers and to legally document their wishes to help ensure those choices are honored and respected.  


If you feel you’ve received value from attending one of our presentations or would like to support the work we do please consider making a donation. 

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Host a Workshop

What Works Best for Your Group

Option 1 – A 90-minute – “Being Mortal” PBS Frontline Documentary viewing and discussion workshop. Discussion facilitators and handouts provided. 


Option 2 – The 3 Ds of Advance Care Planning: Decide - Discuss - Document™  workshop series. Each workshop is 90-minutes, presented over three weeks, one week apart. Workshop facilitators and handouts provided.    


Option 3 – Option 1 & 2 presented over a 4-week period. Facilitators and handouts provided.

Ready? Call Garrick Colwell 512-787-3402