Most of us have met with an attorney and completed legal documents that designate a medical decision-maker. Few of us have had a meaningful conversation with that decision-maker about our wishes. And what are my wishes and values, anyway? And how do I initiate such an unpleasant conversation?
As a follow-up to the session that was held on February 28th of his year, Constance Holden, Beau Rezendes and Claire Riley invite you to attend a brief review or overview of how to have these all-important conversations. Join us for lunch between noon and 12:30. Between 12:30 and 1:45, we will tailor activities to meet the needs of the group, be that the creation of MDPOA documents or strategies for starting a conversation with family. We realize that this is a very personal process and that everyone’s situation is unique. Opportunities for future 1:1 support will be offered.
Constance Holden has a rich background in oncology nursing and hospice administration and is the co-founder of The Conversation Project in Boulder County, a non-profit dedicated to helping individuals and families make values-based end-of-life decisions. Beau Rezendes serves as a coach with The Conversation Project, was the founder of Boulder Hospice (now known as TRU Hospice), one of the first hospices in the US and is a member of the City Club. Claire Riley is retired from Boulder Community Health having served as the Patient Representative, is a member of the Board of Directors of TRU Care and is also a coach with The Conversation Project.