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Griffin Hospital to Present Advance Care Planning Talk

By Alex Stackpole on 3/22/2018

Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby will offer a free talk on how to plan for future healthcare and medical decisions on Tues., April 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Griffin Hospital Advance Care Planning Coordinator Lynn Aiksnoras will present, “Advance Care Planning: Honoring Healthcare Choices,” an open discussion on the three stages of Advance Care Planning (ACP) in which individuals discuss and decide their future healthcare wishes in the event that they are unable to speak for themselves.

“As adults, we make many choices throughout life. Most often, the best choices are made as a result of good planning, such as career, financial, retirement and estate planning,” Aiksnoras said. “So, why is it that so few people have a plan for making healthcare and end-of-life decisions?”

ACP is a process of understanding, reflecting on and discussing individual goals, beliefs and values in order to determine a person’s overall wishes, should a time come when he or she cannot make them for him or herself. ACP ensures that patients’ healthcare wishes are respected by loved ones and healthcare providers. This process also gives comfort and reassurance to healthcare representatives, enabling them to clearly understand patients’ end-of-life preferences.

This talk is part of Griffin Hospital's Healthy U Talks, a series of free wellness talks featuring Griffin Hospital medical experts and community partners providing trusted health information and answers to questions on a wide range of topics.

To reserve your spot or for more information, call 203-732-1511 or visit griffinhealth.org/events.

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