National Healthcare Decisions Day Webinar
Healthcare Decisions: What Matters Most Now
Thursday, April 30, 2020
The Montgomery County Palliative Care and End of Life Coalition hosted a webinar for National Healthcare Decisions Day with a focus 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.
The webinar discussed:
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
Anita Tarzian, PhD, RN, Program Coordinator, Maryland Healthcare Ethics Committee Network at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Hastings Center Fellow
Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity, School of Public Health, University of Maryland
RECAP: HEALTHCARE DECISIONS DAY 2019