Workshops & Webinars

Attend a workshop or listen to a webinar to receive the latest information & tools!

Health Care Planning Ambassador Workshops: Choose from Two Types of Workshops Below

1. Health Care Planning Ambassador Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Your organization can host a workshop to get ready for April Healthcare Decisions Month!

Sharpen your knowledge to confidently engage adults in health care planning conversations, and train staff and volunteers as Ambassadors.

Health Care Planning Ambassadors start powerful planning conversations anywhere adults live, work and gather! Ambassadors are trained in the Getting Started Tool Kit to help adults complete a Heath Care Proxy and Personal Directive (Living Will), and connect adults to needed care. Become the “in-house health care planning expert”, and bring this successful program to your organization and community.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Help adults complete a Health Care Proxy & Personal Directive to start their plan
  • Use the 5 Mass planning documents, including MOLST, to update/add to their plan
  • Implement a “Every person, Every visit” team-based health care planning model
  • Inform staff & community members using Ambassador Program slide presentations
  • Offer fun community events with the Ambassador’s “Pizza & Proxy” presentation

You’ll receive:

  • Ambassador Manual. Provides checklists & tools to help program supervisors create program goals, supervise & support their Ambassadors, and track positive outcomes.
  • Ambassador Tool Kit. It has everything you need to start planning conversations, plus new discussion guides to, 1. Help adults with memory concerns start early discussion, and 2. Start a primary Palliative Care conversation with seriously ill adults.
  • Honoring Choices MA Health Care Planning Ambassador's Certificate

Who can attend: All care providers and community volunteers.

No cost.  The host(s) provides the location and invites participants; Honoring Choices provides the training & electronic tool kits.

Get Ready for April Healthcare Decisions Month!

Host a workshop and schedule your April community events now! We’ll promote your Ambassador’s events on the 5th Annual April Healthcare Decisions Month webpage.

Note: We can schedule 6-8 Workshops statewide. Please let us know ASAP if your are interested. Contact Ellen DiPaola, edipaola@honoringchoicesmass.com; 781-642-0454.

 

2. Health Care Planning Ambassador Workshop

Your organization can host a workshop to get ready for April Healthcare Decisions Month!

Care providers and community volunteers can sharpen their knowledge and skills to confidently engage adults in health care planning conversations and host fun community events.

Health Care Planning Ambassadors start powerful planning conversations anywhere adults live, work and gather! Ambassadors are trained in the Getting Started Tool Kit to help adults complete a Heath Care Proxy and Personal Directive (Living Will), and connect adults to needed care. Ambassadors are supervised by their sponsoring organization.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Help adults complete a Health Care Proxy & Personal Directive to start their plan
  • Use the 5 Mass planning documents, including MOLST, to update/add to their plan
  • Inform staff & the community members using Ambassador Program slide presentations
  • Offer fun community events with the Ambassador’s “Pizza & Proxy” presentation

You’ll receive:

  • Ambassador Manual. Provides checklists & tools to help program supervisors create program goals, supervise & support their Ambassadors, and track positive outcomes.
  • Ambassador Tool Kit. It has everything you need to start planning conversations, plus new discussion guides to, 1. Help adults with memory concerns start early discussion, and 2. Start a primary Palliative Care conversation with seriously ill adults.
  • Honoring Choices MA Health Care Planning Ambassador's Certificate

Who can attend: All care providers and community volunteers.

No cost.  The host(s) provides the location and invites participants; Honoring Choices provides the training & electronic tool kits.

Get Ready for April Healthcare Decisions Month!

Host a workshop and schedule your April community events now! We’ll promote your Ambassador’s events on the 5th Annual April Healthcare Decisions Month webpage.

Note: We can schedule 6-8 Workshops statewide. Please let us know ASAP if your are interested. Contact Ellen DiPaola, edipaola@honoringchoicesmass.com; 781-642-0454.

 

Recorded WEBINAR: Palliative Care: Aligning the Team Around the Patient

Engaging in effective discussions to help your patients live well through serious illness.

Co-sponsored by Massachusetts Medical Society, Honoring Choices MA, American Cancer Society, Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of MA, Lahey Health.

Many physicians and clinical care teams have not received formal training in palliative medicine yet are being asked to initiate palliative care discussions with patients diagnosed with a serious illness. The webinar will offer primary and specialty clinicians a set of key questions to open a palliative care discussion with patients and families at any phase of serious illness, from first diagnosis through to end of life care, and suggest when and how to refer to specialty palliative care where appropriate. Clinicians will also gain a fuller understanding of the differences between palliative care and hospice care.
This live webinar will provide a useful framework of the phases of serious illness and how palliative care can be an effective layer of support at each phase and as a patient’s illness advances. Participants will be taught a common palliative medicine language and receive a set of discussion tools. INTRODUCING new Palliative Care Directory for Massachusetts.

FACULTY:
Elizabeth J. Collins, MD
Palliative Care Medical Director, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Ellen M. DiPaola, Esq.
President & CEO
Honoring Choices Massachusetts

 

 

Recored Webinar: "More, Earlier & Better Conversations to Improve Serious Illness Care"

Ariadne Labs and Honoring Choices Joint Webinar For Health Care Providers.

Ariadne Labs and Honoring Choices teamed up to offer a "Health Care Planning Road Map" for early and effective conversations all through an adult's health care journey. The new road map provides discussions guides & planning tools to use at every phase health. Dr. Rachell Bernaki, Ariadne Labs, will provide a comprehensive review of the  “Serious Illness Conversation Guide".  Learn how to start difficult conversations for adults with serious illness to better align care to a person's values, goals and choices. The recorded webinar:

1. Offers interdisciplinary clinicians a structured approach to planning discussions that begin at 18 years old and continue through adulthood

2. Provides a road map of the types of advance care planning discussions on the health care journey that outlines who, when, and how to have these discussions

3. Describes a structured, evidence-based approach for patient-clinician conversations about values, goals and choices for patients with a serious illness

To view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jBO4_IRnrg&feature=youtu.be

 

 Free. 

 All Partners & care professionals welcome.