2017 Conference Details
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Sharing the Experience 2017 promises to be our best-yet conference. 

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      Emcee   Shank square 96    Dr. Richard Shank returns for a second year as our
conference emcee.  Interspersing the announcements
of the day with his own anecdotes and stories, Dr. Shank
is wonderful at keep the mood right and the timing
spot-on!
 
  Opening Keynote   Downing square 96    Dr. Emily Downing works in Palliative Care at Allina. 
In this open and frank talk, she shares what her
development as a physician has been during the
times she walks through final days with her patients.
 
  Closing Keynote   Wurzer square 96   Minnesota's own Cathy Wurzer shares her experiences
from a year of doing The Convenings - a series of
community gatherings for story-telling and conversation
about living life well. 
 
  Student Involvement         Every year Honoring Choices works with students of
medicine, nursing, social work and public health who
want to learn more about ACP.  Hear about some of the
terrific projects they have worked on recently.

 
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   If Not You, Who?   How far does your responsibility go when talking with
a patient about their end-of-life planning?  A mindful
look at who does what in all aspects of ACP, and
what could happen if one person doesn't follow through.

 
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   PRACTICAL Tool
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  A step-by-step guide to determining the legal need
for guardianship, this resource is, well, practical for
use in ACP as well!  Led by Anita Raymond of
Volunteers of America.

 
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   Medical Aid in Dying
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  This is a topic gaining attention throughout the nation.
Learn what is happening where, what lessons are being
learned, and what the future might hold.  All
viewpoints and questions are welcome in this
discussion, led by Rebecca Thoman, MD.
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   Organ & Tissue
  Donation
  Are you confident in your abilities to accurately respond
to questions about organ, tissue and whole body
donation?  Do you know what checking the box on
a MN driver's license really means?

 
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  The New Language
of ACP
  New research tells us what words, phrases and terms
resonate best with patients and their loved ones. 
Learn which to use, and which to avoid, in this session.
 
  Greater MN ACP Project       Honoring Choices has been actively working on
helping communities around the state develop
their own, unique Advance Care Planning programs.

 
  Almost a Murder Mystery    AlmostMurderMystery   Authored by Light the Legacy founder Lynn Mackenzie,
this play will be sure to evoke feelings of
recognition and relevance.  We'll watch the recording
and follow-up with discussion of what YOU would do!

 
  Spirituality Reminders    RobRuff square   Regions Hospital Chaplain Rob Ruff helps each
of us learn how to respond to questions of
spirituality.

 
Note:  support paperwork for claiming up to 7.0 hours of continuing education will be available for nurses and
social
workers.  We cannot offer CMEs at this time.  Other professions - please check with your state governing
body to
determine whether this conference will meet requirements for credit.




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