Let’s Talk: Putting Advance Care Planning into Practice

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Health Services Advisory Group Offices
700 N. Brand Boulevard, Suite 370
Glendale, CA 91703

CCCC Members: $159
Non-Members: $199
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Thursday, May 14, 2015
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The California Endowment
1414 K Street, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95814

CCCC Members: $159
Non-Members: $199
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Includes 6 CEUs for nurses, social workers and chaplains.

Want to bring advance care planning to your community or organization? If so, we can help!

We’ll teach you how to get people engaged in the conversation, the nuts and bolts of advance directives and navigating the conversation. Whether you want to bring advance care planning to your community, organization or individual patients, we can help you be successful!

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

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

Trainers:

  • Judy Thomas, JD
    Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
  • Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C
    Clinical Director of Consulting Services, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

Building Bridges: Cultural diversity in providing compassionate end-of-life care

Thursday, June 18, 2015
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
2801 Atlantic Avenue , Houssels Forum
Long Beach, CA 90806

CCCC Members: $159
Non-Members: $199
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
9 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
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Includes 5 CEU for nurses, social workers and chaplains.

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.

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

POLST: It Starts with a Conversation

July 9-10, 2015
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Nonprofit Innovation Center
1331 Garden Highway, NIC Main Room
Sacramento, CA 95833

CCCC Members: $299
Non-Members: $349
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September 10-11, 2015
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
City of Hope Medical Center
2500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010

CCCC Members: $299
Non-Members: $349
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Includes 11.5 CEU for nurses and social workers and chaplains, and 5 CEUs for 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

Trainers:

  • July 10-11: Joanne Hatchett, MSN, RN, FNP, ACHPN, Woodland Healthcare, and Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C, Clinical Director of Consulting Services, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
  • September 10-11: Joanne Hatchett, MSN, RN, FNP, ACHPN, Woodland Healthcare, and 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.

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