What's Up Doc: We're Dying to Talk

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

"It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late." 

The Palliative Care Institute, in collaboration with PeaceHealth, The Chuckanut Health Foundation, the Whatcom Alliance for Heath Advancement, and community activist, Micki Jackson, is hosting an evening of stories about the importance of Advance Care Planning to help you better understand the implications of your healthcare choices if an accident or serious illness happens. 

Perhaps you think you’re too young to begin these conversations – or perhaps you’ve just been procrastinating. Over the evening, community members from every generation will share stories about why planning ahead is so important. 

Resources for completing your own advance care directive will be shared.

In a special effort to encourage students to attend, there will be a raffle drawing for five $1500 scholarship awards for any current student at NWIC, WWU, BTC, WCC or SVC. So bring your student body card along.

Scott Foster, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Executive, PeaceHealth Medical Group, will highlight PeaceHealth's commitment to a comprehensive system for understanding, documenting and honoring patient values and goals for care at the end of life in all healthcare settings, including Advance Directives.

This event is free and is offered in support of National Health Care Decisions Day.