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The staff at Whidbey General Hospital includes professionals with significant experience in advance care planning and related issues.

Whidbey General Hospital Advance Care Planning Resources

To learn more about advance care planning, call Carla Jolley, Oncology and Palliative Care Advanced Practice Nurse or David Bieniek, Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator, at 360-678-7656, ext. 2400 or 360-321-7656, ext. 2400. Or email jollec@whidbeygen.org or bienid@whidbeygen.org.

Even if you have never been treated at Whidbey General, you may wish to provide us with your completed advance care planning documents. If you send us this completed form along with your documents, the hospital will open a medical record for you at no charge. Your documents will be included in your medical record, thereby ensuring that if you are a patient here in the future, your doctors and nurses will be able to provide care in strict accordance with your wishes.

Dave Bieniek, Bereavement Coordinator Living with Loss - A free, six-week seminar to help you work through the grief process that follows the death of a loved one. Presented by Bereavement Coordinator Dave Bieniek (left).

Remembrances of the Heart - A nondenominational gathering to honor the memory of loved ones who have passed.

Lifeline monitorLifeline Emergency Response puts subscribers in touch with a caring Lifeline monitor who is always there to help.

The Vial of Life - A free program that provides emergency responders with rapid access to medical information and advance directives.

SunsetWhidbey General offers regular classes on advance care planning and related topics. Beyond Advanced Directives: Decisions to Consider, Conversations to Have is presented by Carla Jolley and Dave Bieniek. Offered quarterly, this free program provides a chance to learn more about advanced care planning, ask questions and participate in a meaningful exchange. This program will help you plan for the end of life experience, learn about valuable resources and introduce you to tools you may use to communicate your advance care planning decisions.

The next session is scheduled for March 19, 2013. Visit our classes and events page to learn more.

If you would like a free presentation on advance care planning for your company, church group or volunteer organization, please contact Carla Jolley ARNP at 360-678-7656, ext. 2400 or 360-321-7656, ext. 2400. Or email jollec@whidbeygen.org.

 

Advance Care Planning Resources Around the Web

Five Wishes book cover

The nonprofit organization Aging with Dignity has created the Five Wishes advance directive, which can help you make important decisions about your future care.

PREPARE is a free, online advance care planning tool focused on communication.

The Washington State Medical Association provides more information on advance directives.

A starter kit found at theconversationproject.org will help you organize your thoughts, determine which topics to cover and initiate an end of life conversation.

BeginTheConversation.org encourages people to identify and communicate their health care choices. Watch their animated video on beginning the conversation and download their tool kit.

Hard Choices for Loving People

 

Hard Choices for Loving People, written by health care chaplain Hank Dunn, uses easy-to-understand language to address issues surrounding end-of-life decisions.

The Caring Connections website "provides people with information and support when they are planning ahead, caring for a loved one, living with an illness or grieving a loss."

Watch a YouTube video featuring Dr. Alicia Arbaje of Johns Hopkins University, who talks about elder care and the importance of advance directives.
 

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