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Published on April 08, 2014

Hospice of Mercy offers upcoming seminar on end-of-life planning

Hospice of Mercy, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision making. April 16 will mark the seventh annual National Healthcare Decisions Day. The goal of this nationwide initiative is to ensure that all adults with decision-making capacity have both the information and the opportunity to communicate and document their future healthcare decisions.

Advance directives give individuals the ability to document the types of healthcare they want to receive, and to name an “agent” to speak for them if they are unable. 

To learn more and participate in advance care planning, individuals are invited to join the Hospice of Mercy team on Wednesday, April 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center Community Room, 701 10th St. SE. Hospice of Mercy staff and other experts will be available at this FREE advance care planning seminar to discuss advance directives and offer practical suggestions on how to talk to loved ones about one’s healthcare values, beliefs, and preferences. 

For more information, call (319) 398-6496.

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