Advance Care Planning: What You Need To Know Now

Planning for end-of-life medical care can be daunting and uncomfortable, which is why so many people put it off � or don�t do it at all.

Join Kaiser Health News on Wednesday Nov. 8 from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. ET for an informative and important discussion about navigating the medical, legal and ethical landscape of end-of-life care. It�s an opportunity to learn from experts in the field about the wide range of difficult questions facing health care providers, policy-makers, consumers and their families. Topics will include what are advance directives and who should have one, how do people make sure that their wishes for end-of-life medical care are honored, and the special needs of dementia patients. Please come, ask questions and share experiences.

Kaiser Health News Senior Correspondent JoNel Aleccia will moderate a discussion with you and a panel of experts of the pressing issues surrounding end-of-life advance care planning.

Our panelists are:

  • Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD, an expert on end-of-life law.

  • Judith Schwarz, RN, PhD, expert on choices made by patients and families at the end of life.

  • Charles Sabatino, JD, Director of the American Bar Association's Commission on Law and Aging

  • Marian Grant, senior policy advisor, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, who has a personal experience with a health system�s failure to honor an advance directive.

Registration, coffee and dessert begin at 2:30 p.m.

The event in the Foundation's Washington, D.C. office is open to the public. Feel free to share with your contacts and colleagues.

This event is sponsored in part by The John A. Hartford Foundation which supports KHN�s coverage related to aging & improving care of older adults.

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