Adult Seminar: Prairie Creek Lodge
November 11, 2017 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Getting What You Want at End of Life: Making Your Advance Directive Effective
Jim Wagner, Ph.D. Emeritus Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics, U.F. College of Medicine (Retired)
Eloise Harman, M.D. Pulmonary/Critical Care, Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center
This educational event will be of interest to persons who want to learn about advance directives, as well as those preparing to complete or revise an existing directive. This process must include a clarification of personal values as well as discussion with family members and significant others, whose support you will need to be successful. Attendance with your partner is advantageous. The first hour will provide detailed information about advance directives, how they work and what makes them effective. The second portion will focus on the physician’s role, what s/he generally looks for and wants to know about end-of-life treatment preferences, including the types of issues that a physician might ask regarding the patient (loved one). The last part of the program will address your questions, concerns, or experiences that have not yet been discussed.
There is no fee for attendance. However you may wish to consider making a charitable donation to the Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery.
For more information about the program you may contact Jim Wagner (352-318-3435).