Free upcoming events offered by Stanford Palliative Care Health Education, Engagement, and Promotion program
Thursday, April 20th & 27th, 12:00pm PST
2-Part Virtual Advance Care Planning Workshop at Stanford Health Care
Stanford Palliative Care is proud to provide quarterly 2-Part, FREE Advance Health Care Planning virtual workshops for the public.
"Advance care planning" is the term to describe the conversations and processes involved in making what is more commonly known as a "living will" or "advance health care directive." In this workshop format, we'll talk about what's right for you and those close to you. Whether you are a person living with a serious illness, a caregiver of a loved one, or the healthiest you have ever been, having some form of a care plan in the event you are unable to speak for yourself, is important for providing you and your family with the comfort and confidence knowing that your wishes will be honored no matter what happens.
Come learn about the questions you should be asking yourself, your doctors, and your loved ones. You may even leave with an advance care plan completed.
Part I: We will define and describe advance health care planning and provide a 4-step plan to help you get jump started on thinking about the questions you should be considering.
Part II: We will come back together to review an advance directive and provide time for discussion and questions.
Wednesday, April 26th, 12:00pm PST
Using Cannabis for Symptom Management in Palliative Medicine
Learn how cannabis can be a safe and effective option to manage chronic pain, anxiety, sleep, and other distressing symptoms. This presentation will cover the different types of cannabis commonly used for symptom management, the different routes of administration, common side effects and potential drug interactions.