Leaping into the New Year provides an ideal opportunity to figure out how you want to live at the end of your life. Join us as we explore how different people chose their path at the end of life, and learn from experts in advance care planning to explore your own path.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Although, legal documents are important, the conversation about end-of-life preferences and goals is also critical. This presentation will include instructions and suggestions to facilitate 1) having a conversation about end of life with family and other loved ones, 2) identifying the person or persons best able to communicate a patient’s wishes regarding medical care when they cannot communicate for themselves, and 3) gaining familiarity with advance care directive documents that allow choices and wishes to be properly and effectively recorded, preserved, and honored.
Target Audience: In Colorado no one is automatically authorized to make medical decisions for another adult. Therefore, advance care planning can and should begin as early as age 18 and regardless of an individual's state of health. It is about planning for the ‘what ifs’ that may occur across our lifespan. We welcome CSU faculty members, state classified personnel, administrative professionals, and graduate students 18 years of age or olde