Workshop discusses health care planning from a medical perspective

Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources is hosting a free workshop, “Advance Care Planning: A Medical Perspective,” which will examine how legal documents and preparations can fail to express adequate patient direction. Attorneys involved in creating these important documents typically do not have clinical experience to consider all the contingencies, so it is important for people to understand these issues from a medical perspective.

This presentation will review what healthcare providers expect from patients, community resources for planning and a variety of medical conditions. Advanced registration is required, and participants can sign up using the link below:

  • 6:30 p.m. June 9
    Register online at
    Join by Phone: 253-215-8782 or 888-788-0099
    Webinar ID: 941 8679 8914

“Advance Care Planning: A Medical Perspective,” will be presented by Glenda Shepard, ARNP, who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine at CHI Franciscan. She graduated with honors from Seattle Pacific University in 2011 and has more than 10 years of clinical experience. The event is open to the public and residents of all ages are welcome. Advance registration is required either online or by calling the Aging and Disability Resource Center, 253-798-4600.


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