Learn how to decide what is most important to you at the end of life and who will speak for you if you can't speak for yourself, how to have end-of-life conversations with your loved ones and healthcare professionals, and how to document your end-of-life wishes.
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 10:30 am to 3:30 pm CT
Our first session 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.
During our second session, you’ll learn how to openly and honestly discuss your end-of-life wishes with your loved ones and chosen healthcare agent. Next, we’ll show you how to talk with your health care providers. Sharing your end of life wishes gives everyone a better understanding of what
matters most to you.
During our third session, we'll review and demonstrate how to complete your Living Will (Advance Directives) and Medical Power of Attorney (appointment of your healthcare agent/proxy). Blank forms will be provided for you to complete during the workshop
or at a later time.
We will keep you up-to-date on upcoming webinars, activities, and events.
It's important that everyone is on the same page. Talk openly and often about your end of life wishes with your loved one
Be sure to stay in touch with your siblings and other family
members to make sure you're all up to date on your
loved one's end of life wishes.
Remember: It is always to soon, until it's to late
Even jokesters complete their advance directives.
Garrick Colwell has been a Hospice Volunteer since 1987, providing respite care and as a hospice chaplain. He has also served as a volunteer on-call hospital chaplain.
Garrick is a Respecting Choices®, Person-Centered Care, First Steps®, Advance Care Planning Certified Instructor and Facilitator.
As a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, Garrick co-created with Hospice Austin Conversations On Grief, a monthly online grief education and support program. He is a Certified Grief Educator by David Kessler at grief.com. Garrick holds a Death and Grief Studies Certification from the Center for Loss and Life Transition under the direction of Alan D Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Garrick is a widower. During his late wife, Kinsloe’s five-year illness, Garrick was her patient advocate, full-time caregiver, and end of life companion. Recently he lost his dad.
Talking with your loved ones openly and honestly before a medical crisis happens gives everyone a shared understanding of what matters most to you at the end of life.
Set aside 15 minutes. Then download the guide, and watch the video. It will give you peace of mind and make it easier for your loved ones and health care professionals.
It’s important to choose a health care proxy/agent – the person who will make decisions about your medical care if
you become unable to make
them for yourself.
This user-friendly guide offers facts and tips necessary to make sound decisions about choosing a health care proxy/agent.
After you’ve had the conversation with your loved ones and chosen your health care proxy/agent, next is talking with your
doctors and nurses about your wishes.
Don’t wait for a medical crisis; talking with your health care team NOW makes it
easier to make medical decisions
when the time comes.
This film is based on the best-selling book "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End." by Dr. Atul Gawande.
It 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.
Julie has been a hospice nurse for many years. Initially working in the intensive care unit, she felt drawn to use her skills for
the vulnerable at the end-of-life.
She decided that she would post videos on TikTok and Instagram to help educate people on end-of-life care and death.
She shares the valuable experiences of the seniors in her care, and makes sure to refute common myths when it comes to attitudes on seniors and end-of-life care.
Hello is a conversation game. It's the safe, easy, and fun way to talk about living and dying and what matters most.
Since we' re unable to gather in person these days, there is a Free short version of Hello called "Hi" adapted for play over video chat.
Losing a loved one is hard enough.
Empathy is here to help you
with everything that comes next.
We guide and support you along your journey of loss, giving you the tools to navigate and prioritize every task.
Alleviate stress & provide peace for your family. EOL (End of Life) Plan
makes it simple for you to:
Your Hand To Hold For Life Planning
From proactively planning your end-of-life wishes to navigating what to do after experiencing a loss, Lantern has got
your back — for you, your family,
and the people you love.
Advance Directives for Texas
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Remembering Loved Ones
The Conversation Project Guides
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.
If you're interested in sponsoring a FREE 90-minute "Being Mortal" online screening and discussion for your company, faith community or special interest group, please call us today at 512-787- 3402
Death Doulas walk alongside us as we approach the death of a loved one. Caring and lovingly supporting us in our final weeks and days. This is video tells the story of our journey at the end of Kinsloe's life.
Thank you once again Deanna Cochran for being there at this tragic and most precious time for Kinsloe and me. And heartfelt gratitude to Leslie Darffin from KCEN TV for telling our story with such grace, care, and kindness.
Witness the wrenching emotions that accompany end-of-life decisions as doctors, patients and families in a hospital ICU face harrowing choices. Now Streaming on Netflix.
Explore the end-of-life support system provided by doctors, nurses, and hospice professionals. Now streaming on Netflix.
Even when people express their end-of-life care wishes, honoring their choices can be challenging or impractical. Dr. Karen Boudreau’s family knows this from experience. She wrote this letter to her loved ones to offer guidance in case they ever need to make difficult decisions at the end of her life.