Contact: Bonnie Lawrence
(415) 434-3388 Ext. 312
blawrence (at) caregiver.org
Difficult Conversations About Difficult Decisions
A FREE workshop on talking with a loved one about end of life care
How do you start a conversation about end-of-life care with a loved one? How do you deal with resistance? What choices need to be made? What choices are there? Answers to these questions and more are discussed in a FREE workshop, sponsored by Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) and Kaiser Permanente, for individuals and families caring for a loved one with a chronic illness. Speaker Beth Logan, M.S.W. covers topics related to end-of-life care and decision-making, including how to start a difficult conversation; getting family members together; dealing with resistance; making decisions about respirators, ventilators, and CPR; and holding on and letting go.
Caregivers will learn how to recognize and anticipate the kinds of situations that may arise, enabling them to honor a loved one’s health care wishes and avoid having to make tough decisions during a crisis.
When: Saturday, June 18, 2005, 9:30 a.m.-12 noon
Where: Kaiser Permanente-Oakland
280 W. MacArthur Blvd., Oakland
Room 1200-B, Main Hospital Building
Registration: Preregistration is required. Call FCA at (800) 445-8106 Ext. 411
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) supports and assists caregivers through education, research, services and advocacy. Part of California’s statewide system of nonprofit Caregiver Resource Centers, FCA offers information, education, publications, care planning, legal/financial consultations and respite assistance. Visit the FCA website at www.caregiver.org.
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