When you can no longer speak for yourself: A briefing on Advance Health Care Directives

When you can no longer speak for yourself: A briefing on Advance Health Care Directives

2013 Spiritual Care Seminar: Jan. 14, 2013, 1:30 PM
@ Los Gatos Conference Room 2

Please join us at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 in Los Gatos Conference Room 2 as Betsy Carpenter, El Camino Hospital’s counselor for Advance Directives at the Health Resource Center, briefs us on Advance Directives.

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Our January speaker is Betsy Carpenter

“Our goal is to help Spiritual Care volunteers understand the process used here for completing Advance Directives as well as some of the questions that arise as people consider making an Advance Directive,” Betsy explains.

When a patient can no longer speak for themself about their medical care, an Advance Directive can help:

  • avoid some of the anguish a family faces in making decisions for them;
  • make things go more smoothly for their care-givers; and 
  • enhance understanding of their personal values by decision makers and doctors.

Betsy Carpenter will show you us how a well-crafted Advance Directive can do each of these things. She will also describe a patient’s rights which include: a right to say “yes” to procedures they want; and to say “no” to those they do not want.

Please let Chaplain Tom Jackson know by Jan. 10 if you will join us at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 14 in Los Gatos Conference Room 2.

 

This seminar is open to Spiritual Care volunteers, hospital volunteers, and area clergy.

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