End-of-life planning can involve many decisions and a lot of paperwork, and is often an overwhelming and confusing experience for seniors and their families. IU Health Goshen will host a seminar to present information and answer questions about end-of-life medical planning from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at IU Health Goshen Hospital. Presenters include a chaplain, oncologist, social worker and hospice and palliative care physician. The seminar is free and open to the public.
Plans for medical treatment at the end of life are called “advance directives” and include living wills, do not resuscitate orders and power of attorney among other things. Recently, Indiana enacted a law that expands existing advance directives called the Indiana Physician Order for Scope of Treatment form, which translates a patient’s treatment preferences into medical orders for health care providers to follow.
Space for the seminar is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 877-566-4660 to register.