Free Delaware Advance Care Planning Series in March
Posted Feb 20 2011 7:54pm
This March, at the First Unitarian Church in Wilmington Delaware is a series of non-denominational programs titled "To Live until I Die." The series is designed to help individuals to choose, before their time comes, a peaceful, dignified and life-affirming process for the end of life. Sessions on successive Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. in the church sanctuary will feature a talk by a topic-specific professional followed by a question-and-answer period. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Hall. The series is free and open to the public. Copies of the Advanced Health Care Directives of Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland will be available free. "Five-Wishes," an expanded form for expressing your wishes to your physician and family, will be available for $2.
March 6,4 p.m.: Ethical/Religious Insights "What is life? If your brain is dead are you alive?" Speaker: Alan Fox, Ph.D., Director of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program, University of Delaware
March 13,4 p.m.: Medical Issues"End-of-life discussions between doctor and patient help ensure that one gets the care one wants." Speaker: TBA
March 20,4 p.m.: Legal/Economic/Societal Interests "Using unwanted procedures in terminal illness is a form of assault...In economic terms, it is a waste." Speaker: Thomas Harley, Attorney; Ferry, Joseph & Pearce, P.A.
March 27, 4 p.m.: Family/Personal Traditions"Advanced care planning improves end-of-life care and patient and family satisfaction and reduces stress, anxiety and depression in surviving relatives." Speaker: Mart Amick, M.D., Internal Medicine Associates