What it Means to You
with Jennifer Rabalais, Community Liaison Nurse, North Hawaii Hospice
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 1 to 2 pm
At Tutu’s House in Kamuela
We plan for so many things: school, marriage, children, retirement.
Yet many people don’t plan for care at end of life.
Let’s change that!
Patients and their families need compassion, support and education along the health-illness continuum from a time of wellness to chronic illness to advancing illness and frailty to death.
Those facing serious life-threatening illness and approaching death deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion and receive care focused on the individual’s personal goals.
Life is full of choices.
Education is essential to help us know our choices and share our wishes, often in conversations around the kitchen table with family and health care professionals. Patients and families need clear information that enables identification of the person they trust to make decisions when they are unable to do so and helps in the determination of goals of care.
This discussion will address a number of topics and clarify some of the common misconceptions regarding hospice care.
Some of the topics addressed will be:
Philosophy of hospice • When should I consider hospice care? • How is hospice care paid for? • The difference between hospice and palliative care • Advanced care planning.
There will be time for discussion, so bring your questions, comments and personal stories.
Jennifer Rabalais, an RN for 40 years, with experience in Hospice, Emergency, Critical Care, and Infusion Nursing.
Tutu’s House appreciates your phone call for class registrations so they can support their presenters with their preparations. They may also need to notify you if a program is canceled unexpectedly or rescheduled. Mahalo! (808) 885-6777