We want to share about this great Community Event for Salt Lake City Seniors
Conference is open to the public.
Join patients, families, community partners and health care providers to learn how to talk about advance care planning.
End of Life Care: Sharing Your Wants and Wishes
Friday, April 21, 2017
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Doty Education Center, Intermountain Medical Center
HealthInsight is hosting a collaborative community event to promote end of life care awareness and the importance of having planning conversations. Patients, families, researchers, providers, policymakers, payers andthe local community are invited to this event to participate in interactive presentations and discussions. We will address end of life care issues in Utah and encourage community member input on planning conversations, policy change, and fostering alliances between patients and providers.
At the end of this conference, participants will:
- Understand why advance care planning is important
- Understand how to share advance care planning decisions with family and health care providers
- Be able to effectively address advance care planning communication barriers in your family
- Be able to find the appropriate tools, resources, and contacts for you and your family’s advance care planning needs
Anthony Back, MD, is professor at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and codirects the UW Center for Excellence in Palliative Care with Randy Curtis. He studies patient-clinician communication and interventions to make clinicians more effective. He was the principal investigator for the Oncotalk interventions, wrote Mastering Communication with Seriously Ill Patients with Bob Arnold and James Tulsky, released the first iPhone app for clinician communication skills and is a 2013-2014 Contemplative Studies Fellow of theMind and Life Institute.
This event is being co-designed with local community partners including the Utah Commission on Aging,
Intermountain Healthcare, Regence BlueCross BlueShield, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Cambia Health Foundation, the Utah Department of Health and the University of
For more information and to register,
FREE for patients, family members, students and community