What if a sudden illness or injury, like COVID-19 or a car accident, made you unable to speak for yourself?
The 2020 pandemic has forced many of us to confront our own mortality, with more people than ever before considering their wishes in the event of serious illness or injury. Choosing decision makers and preparing them to make decisions for you if you couldn’t speak for yourself is called advance care planning. It begins with a conversation when you are healthy, ahead of a crisis. Have you made a plan? Do those supporting you know what they would need to do? Whether your advance directive is 10 years old, 2 weeks old, or you’re just thinking about making one for the first time, come learn how to make sure that you have a say in your own care no matter what happens.
- Understand some of the common reasons people don’t get the care they want when they can’t speak for themselves, and how to overcome them
- Understand advance care planning, your rights as a patient, and the decisions you should consider when making a plan
- Learn about the resources available to help you develop a strong advance care plan
More about the Presenters: Laura Pilati, Honoring Choices Virginia
- Anyone who wants to learn more about how to get the care they want, even when you can’t speak for yourself
- Anyone who is interested in or ready to start making an advance care plan for themselves or someone they know
- Anyone who wants to learn how to be a strong health advocate for themselves or someone they know
Advance registration is required.
Thursday, April 22
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
This session will take place virtually, over the zoom meeting platform.