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Learn about Advance Care Planning at Griffin Hospital

By Alex Stackpole on 3/30/2018

The Community Health Resource Center at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby, will host a free talk on how to plan for future healthcare and medical decisions on Wed., April 18 at 10 a.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.

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 program is part of a series of free, educational forums hosted by the Community Health Resource Center in an effort to help improve the health of the community. To register or for more information, call Kerry or Deborah at 203-732-7399.

The Community Health Resource Center at Griffin Hospital is a traditional library that provides an array of medical and health information, including a large collection of easy to read health and lifestyle related materials. The Center is open to the public to educate themselves on ways to enhance their well-being, prevent illness and play an active role in decisions about their health.

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