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Free Workshop on June 2, 2012: Roadmap to Health Care Decision Making

San Diego’s medical and legal experts will discuss topics such as Advance Directives, POLST, and Durable Power of Attorney


San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine invites the community to a free workshop, “A Roadmap to Health Care Decision Making” on Saturday, June 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Family members, caregivers and anyone in the community impacted by a chronic or serious illness are encouraged to attend and learn how to ensure that your healthcare wishes are met, especially when you are unable to advocate for yourself.

Medical and Legal Experts will discuss:

  • Advance Directives
  • Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare
  • Getting your legal affairs in order
  • Q&A Panel with Presenters

“What matters most to patients when thinking about healthcare decisions are the outcomes they most hope for,” said Kathleen Pacurar, President and CEO of San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine. “Talking with your loved ones about your deeply held goals and values can prepare them for making the best possible in-the-moment medical decisions in the event you cannot make them for yourself.”

Registration, continental breakfast and resource tables will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the program will start promptly at 9:20 a.m.

Registration is required for this free workshop; seating is limited. Register today via email to or call 619-278-6141 and include your name, contact number, and the number of people in your party. Click here to download workshop flyer.

About San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine
San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine is the county’s first and largest community-owned, not-for-profit hospice program, bringing compassionate, expert medical care to more than 1,000 seriously ill adults and children each day throughout San Diego County since 1977. Care is provided by a team of specially-trained health care professionals and conducted in a patient’s home or wherever a patient calls “home” in the county. The organization’s Center for Grief Care and Education provides comprehensive grief and loss support to the community-at-large and includes support groups for adults and children, newsletters, and other grief and loss resources. For more information, visit or call toll-free 866-688-1600. Join our online communities on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and The Caregiver’s Corner blog.



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