Partners in Caring October 7, 2004
The Alliance is sponsoring its third annual one-day seminar for area faith leaders that focuses on medical, legal, and interpersonal aspects of end-of-life care. Modeled after a national training for physicians, the seminar is taught by area physicians and other professionals. Last year's workshop reached 40 faith leaders from a variety of denominations, who are using what they learned to better support seriously ill and dying members of their congregations.
Seminar content includes presentations and discussion on the elements of palliative care, pain and suffering, presence and communication, legal and ethical issues, and the last hours of life. Cost for the day, including breakfast, lunch and all materials is $50. Download the PIC Registration Flyer or contact SHD.
Health Care Decisions Week events being planned
Communities around the state will be calling attention to the importance of advance care planning during California's second Health Care Decisions Week, November 7-13, 2004.
To Highlight the week, the Alliance is:
Healthcare and other professionals from El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties are available to offer a thought-provoking, informational session for community, faith-based and senior groups. This one-hour program on advance care planning introduces audiences of all ages to the importance of preparing for medical decisions about care near the end of life. Information is also provided on advance directive documents - what they are, choosing a spokesperson and talking with your family and doctor about your wishes.
Speakers are available for no charge at mutually agreeable times. To schedule a speaker, contact SHD.
|Chris Evans, RN, CO-CHAIR||
Catholic Healthcare West Strategic Learning
|Kathy Glasmire, CO-CHAIR||
Sacramento Healthcare Decisions
|Barbara Cook Andreotti, RN, CMC||
Eskaton/The Senior Connection
|Sandra Barak, RN, CHPN||
Sacramento Public Library
|Tracy Bryan, APR||
Golden State Donor Services
Vitas Hospice Chaplain
|Susan Carson, RN||
Catholic Healthcare West
Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center
|Rosie Cox, RN|| |
Common Ground Resources
|Clare Curran, RN|| |
Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Nurse
|Sister Clare Dalton||Catholic Healthcare West|
|Sheila Enders, MSW||Catholic Healthcare West|
|Alan Fisher||East Lawn, Inc.|
|Cheryl Franzi, RN, MSN||California Dept of Veterans Affairs|
|Michael Gunther-Maher, MD||Kaiser Permanente Sacramento|
|Paul Janke, D.Min.||Lutheran Social Services of No. California|
|Gerald Jones||Sutter Roseville Hospice|
|Candy Kodama, RN||Mercy Hospice|
|Sue Mooney, RN||Fremont Presbyterian Church|
|John Mooney||Certified Senior Advisor|
|Karen Powell||Homestead of Fair Oaks|
|KD Profitt||Sutter Resource Library|
|Rev. Paul Scholl||First Call Home Care|
|Annette Tannascoli||Community member, Sacramento|
|Laurie Webb||Amador Senior Services|
The Alliance is one of more than 20 community coalitions around the state affiliated with the California Coalition for Compassionate Care. Formed to bring about meaningful change in the delivery of end-of-life care in California, the Coalition includes 50+ healthcare and consumer organizations. Visit www.finalchoices.calhealth.org.