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NYC Chapter Event: Beyond Health Care Proxies:How to ensure that YOUR health care wishes are respected

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
4:00 - 5:15PM
Location: Zoom link sent 72 hours prior to event
Only 7 seats left!
Contact: Sally Dougan


Join us for this Caring Collaborative presentation where David Leven, JD, a renowned speaker in the field of patient rights, will share his expertise. He will discuss up-to-date issues and choices which we should all know about as we age, and are concerned about controlling our current and future health care choices.
Among topics that he will cover are:
  • Making your wishes very clear:  Advanced Care Planning
  • Avoiding unwanted treatments
  • What is Palliative Care and how can the Palliative Care laws help you?
  • What is Hospice and how does it differ from Palliative Care?
  • The importance of addressing and improving pain
  • What are your rights as a patient?
  • How to have the conversation with your Health Care Proxy about your health care wishes
  • What are your options for End of Life care?
  • Is Medical Aid in Dying an option for you in the state where you live?
 He promises to stay on the session to answer all of your questions.

Our Speaker:

David Leven, JD, is Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Consultant at End of Life Choices. He notes that, while he will discuss specific legalities in New York, the issues are universal, and can be adapted for any location.
A renowned expert in the field of patient rights, he has long been an activist and influencer in matters of advanced care planning, patient rights, palliative care, and end of life issues, including medical aid in dying. He has spoken at dozens of conferences and schools, and has appeared on numerous TV news and features programs.  


This Zoom webinar will feature a presenter with a PowerPoint and a moderator. The audience will not be seen or heard. Audience members can submit questions and comments by typing them into a form on the screen, or raising their hand and the moderator will unmute them. 

Payments by Credit Card Only. 
Registrations are not transferrable without authorization by the event organizer.

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