Death is one part of life we know will happen, but that doesn’t mean we like to talk about it! However, it truly is a gift to your loved ones if you do accept that it will happen, make plans and then have conversations about what you want before it is too late. In this series of sessions, we will discuss many end of life and aging topics, including one’s values and how they play an important role in end of life decisions, having the conversation with one’s loved ones, advance healthcare directives, palliative and hospice care and end-of-life options.
Janice Wilson – For over 8 years, Jan has been a volunteer with Compassion & Choices, a national organization with a mission to improve care and expand options for end of life. Her primary focus has been to give presentations on Advance Healthcare Planning and Directives.
Joan McIver Gibson, PhD – Joan is a medical ethicist who founded and directed UNM’s Health Sciences Ethics Program. She chaired an Albuquerque hospital ethics committee for over 15 years, and more recently has been working with The Conversation Project to encourage all of us, from adolescence on, to share our health care values with family, friends and health care providers.
Libby Hopkins, RN, CHPN – Libby is a certified hospice and palliative care nurse and administrator. She is a volunteer with the Compassion & Choices Action Team, and the NM End of Life Options Coalition and its Implementation Committee. She is a public speaker and educator on hospice/palliative care and related topics, and volunteers providing holy washing to deceased Jewish bodies at our local mortuaries.
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