Katy Butler & Barry Jacobs • Friday Morning
LOCATION: SUITE 300E
Twenty-first century medicine produces amazing miracles, but in some cases it can also lead to unnecessarily prolonged, traumatic, and painful deaths. This workshop will provide a comprehensive roadmap to end-of-life planning
in order to help families through the emotional, medical, and legal aspects of their loved ones death.
You’ll leave better equipped to:
- Explore ways to use gratitude letters and apology rituals to repair past rifts and prepare for future loss
- Engage emotionally and geographically distant family members to help avoid conflict in the midst of medical crisis
- Examine the logistics and limitations of Do Not Resuscitate Orders and Medical Proxies
- Understand how to help families decide when and how to shift from a focus on cure to comfort care
Katy Butler, MA, is the author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death, was named one of the 10 best memoirs of 2013 by Publisher’s Weekly.
Barry Jacobs, PsyD, is the director of behavioral sciences for the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program and the author of The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers. He’s on the Caregiver Advisory Panel and writes a monthly column for AARP.