Colorado End-of-Life Options Act
Everything Healthcare Providers and Facilities Need to Know Now!
A "deep dive" into the distinct requirements of the new Colorado End-of-Life Options Act, which allows terminally ill Coloradans to request medical aid in dying (also known as "physician-assisted death"), and best practices to responding to patient requests, educating staff and communities, and supporting diverse views.
NEW DATES IN NORTHERN COLORADO
Space is extremely limited! Register NOW to reserve a seat.
February 28, Greeley: Centennial Area Health Education Center (AHEC)*, 4650 W 20th St # A. Click here to register.
March 1, Boulder: Crist Mortuary,* 3395 Penrose Place. Click here to register.
Schedule for both days: Registration, 8:00AM; Program 8:30AM to 4:00PM.
$150 per person. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, comprehensive materials, certificate of attendance
NEW! Program Especially for Physicians and Mental Health Professionals!
March 2, Denver: The Denver Hospice Care Center, 8299 E Lowry Blvd. Click here to register.
A condensed intensive program, delivering all the depth but narrowly focused on the concerns and requirements for attending physicians, consulting physicians, and mental health professionals.
Schedule: Registration 5:00PM; Program 5:30PM to 8:30PM.
$125 per person, includes dinner, comprehensive materials, certificate of attendance.
What's It All About?
On December 16, 2016, Governor Hickenlooper certified the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act. Terminally ill, mentally capable Colorado resident adults now have the right to request medical aid in dying (also called physician-assisted death).
Love it, hate it, opt in or opt out, every healthcare provider and facility in the state will have to comply with the law, respond to patient and community inquiries, coordinate with referral and service partners, manage diverse views among staff and volunteers, and continue to provide the best possible care to terminally ill patients and their families.
Presenter: Jennifer Moore Ballentine, MA, is President of The Iris Project and Chair of the Colorado Advance Directives Consortium. Previously, she served as Vice President of Hospice Analytics, Executive Director of Life Quality Institute, and Director of Programs of Colorado Center for Hospice and Palliative Care. She has been closely involved with implementation of the California End-of-Life Option Act and brings “on the ground” experience along with deep knowledge of the research, policy, and operational challenges of medical aid in dying.
Special Guest: Kim Mooney has 24 years of experience as in the field of dying, death, and grief. She has worked with hospices as community educator and bereavement counselor, and as an independent consultant for faith communities, corporations, health care and mental health agencies. She is a certified Thanatologist and former Board member of the International Association for Death Education and Counseling. Through Practically Dying, Kim offers private consultations, trainings, retreats and presentations focused on navigating end-of-life needs and grief.
As some of you may know, Kim has contributed to serious and responsible dialog on the complex issues bound up with medical aid in dying, while personally supporting the option. Jennifer actively opposed the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act legislation and ballot measure, due to profound concerns over its public policy implications and conflict with the values and goals of hospice and palliative care. Leaving the debate behind, both are now wholly committed to ensuring that providers develop responsible policies with respect to their degree of participation, ensure ongoing support for dissenting and participating staff, effectively communicate with patients, partners, and their communities, and – above all – provide the highest quality of care and attention to the relief of suffering for all patients with serious and terminal illness and their families.
Hear what attendees of earlier programs are saying:
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