8 02, 2018

Extremis: Conversing with Patients at End-of-Life

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Join us for a Conversation Café™ with Dr. Bill Hoy and Patty Barnett Mouton Questions? Just Email: Jennifer.Boles@alzoc.org To Register, GoTo:  www.alzoc.org/extremis In this interactive workshop, we will be guided in viewing and reacting to Extremis, a provocative 24-minute documentary about patients, families, and physicians working together at the border between life and death. Extremis follows several patients and families, focusing on two—one who “wants everything done” and one who, after a gut- wrenching hospitalization, decides to withdraw artificial ventilation. After viewing the film, our presenters will lead us in a conversation about ways that we as professionals and volunteers [...]

6 02, 2018

“What do I Say?” Supporting Residents and their Families in Grief.

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Tuesday | February 6 | 2 pm - 4 pm At O'Connor Mortuary 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 PLEASE RSVP TO BECKY LOMAKA BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd at blomaka@oconnormortuary.com or call (949) 581-4300 Here's what we're going to talk about... Perhaps the most-often heard comment from those who learn of a death is, “I never know what to say. Since I’m afraid I’ll say something dumb or hurtful, I’ll just keep quiet.” Deaths to residents and even their family members or friends is a regular occurrence in caring for people in their later years. Learning how to communicate effectively [...]