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Posted on: March 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Orange County to host panel discussion on advance directives

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The Orange County Department on Aging and the Project EngAGE End of Life Choices Senior Resource Team invite the public to attend a virtual panel discuss on, Advance Directives: A Medical Professional’s Point of View on March 30.

Medical and health care’s primary objective should be to serve the well-being and wishes of the patient.  You’ve joined us for discussions on how to create your advanced directives and how to discuss them with your family now let’s talk to the medical professionals.  Engage with our professional panelists as we have an honest conversation on how your loved ones, medical teams, and proxies must support one another to ensure your end of life choices are respected and fulfilled.

Panelists include:

  • Kim Woodward, Orange County Emergency Services 
  • Jennifer McEntee, MD, MPH, MA.ED UNC Hospitals
  • Heather Boykin, DNP UNC Hospitals 
  • Jeff Goll Duke Regional Hospital 
  • June Dixon, MSW, LCSW UNC Hospitals  

The event will take place on Tuesday, March 30, from 4-6 pm via virtual platform.  Please register using the link https://www.orangecountync.gov/AdvanceDirectives.

If technology assistance is needed please contact Shenae McPherson at 919-245-4243 by Monday, March 29.

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