The successful implementation of a POLST program must be complemented by professionals who have developed the necessary communication skills to initiate advance care planning discussions that help individuals establish medical and non-medical goals of care. Professional skills include understanding end-of-life treatment options, benefits and burdens, and building decision-making consensus among family members and the healthcare team. These skills often do not come naturally for professionals who provide individualized assistance in making difficult and challenging end-of-life decisions.
Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough, NH
December 8, 2016
Monadnock Community Hospital
Conference Rooms 1 & 2
452 Old Street Road, Peterborough, NH
Registration Deadline: November 22, 2016
Instructors: Shawn LaFrance, Rob Spencer, MD
Lunch will be provided.
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Foundation for Healthy Communities
The Foundation for Healthy Communities is a non-profit organization that engages in innovative partnerships to improve health and health care in New Hampshire. Our work addresses quality of care, access to care and community prevention. The Foundation for Healthy Communities is an affiliated organization of the New Hampshire Hospital Association. For more information, please visit www.healthynh.com.
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- Lead change strategies that educate, create and sustain healthier communities and make the healthy choice the easy choice.
- Work to promote access to affordable health care and resources that support the well‐being of all people.