Planning for the End of Life: It’s Never Too Early Until It’s Too Late

Starts
Thursday, September 7th 2017 at 7:00 pm
Ends
Thursday, September 7th 2017 at 9:00 pm
Location
Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, NY

Today there are many options for approaching end of life with dignity. Susan Gibbons, RN, BSN, a certified hospice and palliative nurse, will discuss the importance of advance directives and the choices available regarding hospice and palliative care.

Advance directives are key in ensuring one’s wishes are carried out if and when they are no longer able to speak for themselves. Hospice and palliative care focus on patient comfort and dignity in both mind and body. The philosophy embraces a patient’s right to live the fullest life possible while facing a terminal illness.

Whether you’re contemplating end of life choices for a loved one, or planning ahead for yourself, this free public presentation will outline options and choices while answering questions many people may be uncomfortable asking.

Susan Gibbons, RN, BSN, CHPN is a registered nurse with Hospice Buffalo’s On-Call Homecare Team. Susan has worked as a licensed practical nurse and registered nurse in local hospitals, and prior to her nursing career worked as a social worker with the seriously and persistently mentally ill population living in the community. Susan holds a bachelor’s degree in human services, a master’s degree in human service administration, a Bachelor of Science in nursing and is certified in hospice and palliative care through the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.

This is a free public presentation open to anyone interested.

For further information call or text John Barrett at 716-238-3821 or contact him by email at wnycoordinator@centerforinquiry.net