The panel discussions “Making Plans to Live Well Until We Die” with medical and end-of-life experts will take place in two separate sessions, with Part One from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Part Two from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Modern medicine can extend your life. Modern medicine can also extend your dying. You can control the extent of medical interventions by writing out your advance healthcare directives, naming a healthcare power of attorney, and knowing your options when end-of-life issues arise. These panel discussions answers the questions “What should we be talking about?” “When and how is the best way to discuss these issues?” and “Now what?”

“Making Plans to Live Well Until We Die: Part One” from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. features these panelists:

  • Nancy Guinn, Medical Director of Presbyterian at Home and developer of the NM MOST form (Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment, a document designed to help healthcare providers honor the treatment wishes of their patients)
  • Jan Wilson, Compassion & Choices
  • Joan Gibson, The Conversation Project in New Mexico

Register for Class 82214, $20

“Making Plans to Live Well Until We Die: Part Two” from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. features these panelists:

  • Aroop Mangalik, retired oncologist and author of “Dealing with Doctors, Denial, and Death”
  • Other experts TBA

Register for Class 82466, $20

This event is presented in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of New Mexico. UNM Continuing Education Center, North Building Auditorium, 1634 University Blvd. NE.

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