Let’s Talk: Bringing Advance Care Planning to Your Community

Thursday, August 13, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter
2515 McCabe Way, Irvine, CA 92614
CCCC Members: $159 // Non-Members: $199

Includes 5 CEUs for nurses, social workers, and chaplains.

Engage the public in advance care planning!

Learn how to get the conversation started, the nuts and bolts of advance directives, and how to navigate discussion on the topic.

At the completion of this course, the active participant will be able to:

  • Identify solutions for overcoming personal and societal barriers to engaging in advance care planning.
  • Practice using multiple tools for engaging others in advance care planning conversations.
  • Describe ways to effectively document wishes for end-of-life care.

Faculty:

Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C, Clinical Director of Consulting Services, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

Judy Thomas, JD, CEO, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California


Building Bridges:
End-of-Life Care Through a Cultural Lens

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sierra Health Foundation
1321 Garden Highway, Bannon Island Room, Sacramento, CA 95833
CCCC Members: $159 // Non-Members: $199

Includes 5 CEUs for nurses, social workers, chaplains and nursing home administrators.

At the completion of this course, the active participant will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the culture of health care and the culture of end-of-life care.
  • Discuss the prominent cultural features of your work environment and how these relate to end-of-life care.
  • Define cultural competency, cultural humility and cultural dignity in the context of health care.
  • Critique your own cultural biases.

Faculty:

Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C, Clinical Director of Consulting Services, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

Judy Thomas, JD, CEO, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

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POLST: It Starts with a Conversation

September 10-11, 2015

City of Hope Medical Center
2500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010

EARLY BIRD PRICING through August 10, 2015
CCCC Members: $299
Non-Members: $349

Includes 11.5 CEU for nurses, social workers, chaplains, and nursing home administrators.

At the completion of this course, the active participant will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of the POLST Paradigm
  • List the differences between an Advance Health Care Directive and the POLST form
  • Differentiate between POLST and DNR forms
  • Identify the target population for POLST completion
  • Facilitate a POLST conversation with a patient/surrogate and document the patient’s treatment wishes on a POLST form
  • Train others in the POLST Paradigm

Faculty:

Joanne Hatchett, MSN, RN, FNP, ACHPN, Woodland Healthcare

Lael Duncan, MD, Medical Director of Consulting Services, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California


24/7 Online Training: Working with POLST for Professionals

Extended learning through the CSU Institute for Palliative Care
CSU Institute for Palliative Care

This 3-hour, online, self-paced course is designed to help healthcare professionals understand the role and value of POLST, and how to employ it in documenting and honoring patient wishes.

This course was developed in collaboration with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California.

Course: $50
An optional 3 Continuing Education units (CEs) are available for purchase for an additional $25.00. See website for more course details.

Register here »


Get more information about POLST by contacting your local POLST Coalition, or contacting the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California.