Title

End of Life Care: Writing Up Your Five Wishes Document

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

10-13-2017

Abstract

End of life care is a difficult topic. This workshop will review options using the Five Wishes document. Five Wishes is an easy-to-use legal document written in everyday language that lets adults of all ages plan how they want to be cared for in case they become seriously ill. Five Wishes helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. It is unique among all other living will and health agent forms because it speaks to all a person's needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual. This workshop will review the sections of the document, provide you with a copy and give you the opportunity to either fill the document out or give you the information you need to begin this discussion with your loved ones and health care providers.

Sponsorship/Conference/Institution

Center for Social Gerontology Annual Conference

Location

Statesboro, GA

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