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Pallative Care and Advance Directives

March 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am

Have you designated a trusted family member or friend to make decisions for you if you were not able to speak for yourself? Have you told them what is most important to you and what your wishes would be if you were seriously ill? Do you find this topic hard to think and talk about?  You are not alone.  In this talk, we will discuss palliative (or comfort) care, hospice care, how to start these difficult conversations and what forms we need to use to designate our advance directives in Massachusetts.

Marcia Feldman is the Palliative Care Coordinator at Carleton-Willard Village in Bedford, MA.  She coordinates the “Living Fully, Dying Well” program, to enrich the quality of life in the final days of people at the end of life.  The program includes pain and symptom management, complementary therapies, music at the bedside, Vigil Volunteers, spiritual care and a partnership with hospice.

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Date:
March 25, 2018
Time:
9:00 am - 9:50 am
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Organizer

Bedford Lyceum
Email:
dorsmith@mac.com

Venue

First Parish in Bedford, Unitarian Universalist
75 The Great Rd
Bedford, MA 01730 United States
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