A comprehensive program to equip healthcare providers with everything you need to know to comply with the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act, protect patient’s rights and organizational integrity, and ensure continued compassionate care for all terminally ill patients and their families.
Even if your organization plans to "opt out," there's still a lot you need to know! Too much for a webinar!
Presented by two of Colorado’s best-known end-of-life care educator-advocates--Jennifer Ballentine and Kim Mooney--this program will enable you to:
- Understand the basics and hidden complexities of the law
- Choose an organizational position—Opt Out, Arm’s Length, Educate & Support, or Embrace—aligned with your mission and values
- Create community messaging and educate staff, volunteers, and stakeholders about your approach to the Act
- Prepare for operational and ethical challenges other states have encountered
- Ensure coordination and continuity of care
- Offer respectful, compassionate, and thorough responses to any patient expressing interest in hastened death
This live presentation will include:
- Hands-on exercises
- Role-playing conversations with patients & provider partners
- Case studies from experiences in other states
- Learning from other attendees
- Extensive take-away resources, sample policies, references, and frameworks
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and extensive training and resource materials. Space is limited! Registration will close January 10; reserve your seat now!
Presenter: Jennifer Moore Ballentine, MA, is President of The Iris Project and Chair of the Colorado Advance Directives Consortium. Previously, she served as Vice President of Hospice Analytics, Executive Director of Life Quality Institute, and Director of Programs of Colorado Center for Hospice and Palliative Care. She has been closely involved with implementation of the California End-of-Life Option Act and brings “on the ground” experience along with deep knowledge of the research, policy, and operational challenges of medical aid in dying.
Special Guest: Kim Mooney has 24 years of experience as in the field of dying, death, and grief. She has worked with hospices as community educator and bereavement counselor, and as an independent consultant for faith communities, corporations, health care and mental health agencies. She is a certified Thanatologist and former Board member of the International Association for Death Education and Counseling. Through Practically Dying, Kim offers private consultations, trainings, retreats and presentations focused on navigating end-of-life needs and grief.