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.

Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning

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.

September 10, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Sunsites Public Library
210 N. Ford Street
Pearce, AZ

September 14, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Hilltop Community Church
3180 McCullough Blvd. N
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

September 20, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Ethel Berger Center
2950 E. Tacoma Street
Sierra Vista, AZ

October 8, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Willcox Elsie Hogan Library
100 N. Curtis Ave
Willcox, AZ

November 8, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Cochise College Downtown Campus, Room G-106
2600 East Wilcox Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ


Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning Train the Trainer

This 5-hour workshop trains community representatives and volunteers to facilitate the 2-hour Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning 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.

To register, click on the date you would like to attend.

September 20, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
2800 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1450
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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