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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • Free presentation on end-of-life communication

  • “Advance care planning really comes down to this – if you were ever so seriously ill that you couldn’t speak for yourself, who would you want to speak for you? An advance directive ensures that your wishes will be properly represented.”
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  • Mayo Clinic Health System will host “Consider the Conversation” – an inspiring 60-minute documentary examining multiple perspectives on end-of-life care – on Tuesday, April 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the St. James High School’s Little Theater, 1001 Tenth Ave. N. A question and answer session will take place after the documentary.
    Communicating about and preparing for the end of life can be difficult. The goal of the presentation is to shed light on advance care planning and inspire dialogue between husband and wife, doctor and patient, minister and parishioner, parent and child.
    “Advance care planning really comes down to this – if you were ever so seriously ill that you couldn’t speak for yourself, who would you want to speak for you?” says Cory Ingram, M.D., medical director of palliative care at Mayo Clinic Health System. “An advance directive ensures that your wishes will be properly represented.”
    Those attending the event can expect to learn more about advance care planning for all ages; the emotional, physical and social burdens of dying; and how to have a conversation with others about end-of-life wishes.
    “Consider the Conversation” is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Please call 507-385-6376 for more information.

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