Community Education

Education is crucial to developing the skills necessary to having quality conversations about advance care planning and AzPOLST and building a diverse understanding of palliative and end-of-life care for people of all ages.

Join Thoughtful Life Conversations for these exciting opportunities to expand your knowledge and expertise.


Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning Conversations Train the Trainer

This 5-hour workshop trains community representatives and volunteers to facilitate the 2-hour Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning Conversations workshop. The participants will observe a demonstration of the presentation, learn facilitator techniques and strategies, review supplemental facilitator notes and slides, participate in engagement activities, and review Arizona documents and community/state/national resources to successfully lead the 2-hour advance care planning workshop. Train the Trainer expectations will be to successfully pass a post test, successfully co-facilitate training with an approved trainer, submit all required paperwork and commit to co-host future training sessions using set curricula. Target Audience: Volunteers who have a passion for teaching advance care planning workshops.

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November 29, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Havasu Regional Medical Center
101 Civic Center Lane, Saguaro Room
Lake Havasu City, AZ  86405


Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning Conversations

When it comes to end-of-life care, one conversation can make all the difference. This 2-hour workshop helps people begin the conversation and outlines a clear process for them to ensure that their priorities and preferences for end-of-life care are known, documented and honored. Objectives are to reduce fear and stigma around talking about dying and to allow people to consider what’s important to them; learn how to talk to others about their wishes; review healthcare planning decisions, resources and documents; learn with whom to share their healthcare planning documents; and discuss when to review and update these documents. Target audience: The general public, anyone 18 years or older but with special focus on the elderly or those with serious illness.

December 3, 2018
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Grand Computers Club
19781 N. Remington Drive
Surprise, AZ 85374