National Healthcare Decisions Day
Healthcare Decisions: What Matters Most Now
Thursday, April 30, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Free of charge.
The Montgomery County Palliative Care and End of Life Coalition is offering a new webinar for National Healthcare Decisions Day. The focus will be on Advance Care Planning considerations for the COVID-19 pandemic.
While we shelter in place, we are reminded every day that emergencies CAN and DO happen. It is important to talk about the health care you and family members would want in the event of serious illness.
This free webinar will include:
the importance of having Advance Care Planning conversations now, in the midst of this public health crisis
reasons why everyone, of all ages and health status, should focus on this issue
advice from experts on how and why to have these conversations
Cora Abundo, RN, Transition Guide Nurse, Suburban Hospital
Kate Lu, LCSW, Clinic Director, Pan Asian Volunteer Health Clinic
Judy Peres, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Worker and Health Policy Analyst
Rachael Ruffin, Program Specialist, Montgomery County African American Health Program
Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity, School of Public Health, University of Maryland
CEU's Available: 1.5 Hours, Category 1 for Social Workers
This webinar is open to the entire community!
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Allison Stearns, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-869-0113
RECAP: HEALTHCARE DECISIONS DAY 2019
On April 16, 2019, the Montgomery County Palliative Care and End of Life Coalition convened a panel of local and regional experts for a free Healthcare Decisions Day program in Silver Spring, Maryland. The event, titled, "Beyond Hospice: Palliative Care in Montgomery County" addressed the role of palliative care in helping ensure the quality of life during serious illness, the current status of palliative care services in Montgomery County and key challenges in providing these important resources to patients and families.
Over 200 healthcare providers, hospice and palliative care staff, payers, patients and caregivers, and community members attended the event.
Tim Cox, Senior Director of Home-based And Post Acute Services, CareFirst
Jeff Goldman, Director, Nexus Montgomery Regional Partnership
Margie Hackett, RN, Suburban Hospital Transition Care Team Manager
Dr. Anna Maria Izquierdo-Porrera, Private practitioner for vulnerable homebound populations
Dr. Geoff Coleman, Medical Director Montgomery Hospice and its Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic at Shady Grove Adventists Aquilino Cancer Center
Dr. Henry Willner, Director of Palliative Care Medicine, Holy Cross Homecare and Hospice