Providing loved ones peace of mind in a medical crisis
Advance care planning information available in Student Alumni Union April 14
April 12, 2010
by Zach Myrow
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As part of National Health Care Decision Day, RIT’s Better Me wellness program is offering assistance to staff and faculty with their advance care plans. An informational table will be set up from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14 inside the Student Alumni Union near Artesano Bakery & Café.
The information is from the Community Conversations on Compassionate Care Program, a nationally recognized program combining storytelling with five simple steps to promote conversations that help individuals complete a health care proxy and living will. These documents serve as an individual’s voice in the event of a critical illness or injury.
Dr. Patricia Bomba, a national expert who designed the program, says: “The time to make your wishes known is when you’re well; it is a gift to your family and your loved ones, letting them know what you want done.”
For more information on advance care planning visit www.compassionandsupport.org.