Dr. Marianne Jackson and Joan Lanoie will lead this workshop on completing Advanced Care Directives and having conversations about end-of-life values. In this workshop you will be provided with free Maine Advanced Directives and help to complete them. You will also practice with various tools for opening the conversations about values, preferences and priorities.
Even if you already have an advance directive, there is more to consider. What does it mean not to be a burden? Are there any restrictions you would put on life sustaining treatments? What is a trial of treatment and how long should it go on? Are there any resolutions you need to make now? Using Five Wishes and My Gift of Grace Cards, your wishes can be clarified. This workshop will help you identify and put in writing personal, spiritual and emotional issues everyone will face when experiencing serious illness or end of life.
The workshop welcomes people to come as families, partners, or just friends to share their ideas together. Dr. Jackson served the New Hampshire North Country as an Ob-Gyn for 25 years before completing a Masters in Public Health. Joan Lanoie is a former childbirth educator and now serves as the President of the Board for Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice of Carroll County.