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Basics of Advance Care Planning

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Join us for the basics of advance care planning led by Islands Hospice social workers, Ednalyn C. Diaz and Iris Hashimoto

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Advance care planning can be a stressful task and one that many of us may leave off for as long as possible. However, if the unthinkable were to happen, we may find ourselves or our loved ones dealing with far more than we could have imagined. Taking the time to learn about preparing and accumulating important legal documents along with communicating your plan with a trusted family member will help ensure that no one has to make hasty decisions in difficult moments.

Whether you are helping someone with a life-limiting illness or just want to put your own mind at ease, join us for a free educational webinar on advance care, led by Islands Hospice social workers, Ednalyn Diaz and Iris Hashimoto.

The presentation will focus on basic terminology like:

● Power of Attorney (POA) and Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA)

● Surrogate

● Healthcare proxy

We will also discuss important documents like:

● Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

● Advance Healthcare directives

● And much more!

Planning now will save you time and stress in the future, so we hope you can join us for this hour-long presentation!

About Ednalyn C. Diaz

Ednalyn C. Diaz is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) for Islands Hospice. Originally from the Philippines, Ednalyn was inspired to help improve the lives of children in her community through social services. Eventually, she found her way to gerontology where she now helps support our patients and families through the end-of-life process. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in sociology and social work in the Philippines and at Hawaii Pacific University and obtained her Master’s degree in social work from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

About Iris Hashimoto

Iris Hashimoto is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for Islands Hospice with over 30 years of experience providing social work services in the health care arena. Born and raised on Oahu, Iris attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she received her Bachelor of Science in human development and her Master’s in social work. Iris also holds a case management certification (CCM). She enjoys being a friendly “ear” to members of our community, and sharing valuable planning information with kupuna and their families.

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