Advance Care Planning team coming to BLAST 2016
Sue and Harriet will be joining us
Saturday, March 26th, 2016.
At 11 am they will give a presentation followed by an open discussion after lunch. Stroke Survivors know how quickly life can change. It's a gift to your family and friends to be aware of your wishes. It's your life and your choice.
With a background in both nursing and broadcasting, Sue Grant has been active in developing Advance Care Planning programs and educating healthcare providers and the public on Advance Care Planning since 2004. She has worked for Fraser Health as their Advance Care Planning Project Coordinator, for Respecting Choices® as an instructor in their “Next Steps” education for healthcare professionals, and has presented on Advance Care Planning both nationally and internationally. Sue is a grandmother of 4, works for the BC Centre for Palliative Care, and lives in Comox with her husband.
Harriet has a background in nursing, having worked in critical care and home care for over 35 years as both a front line nurse and an administrator. Harriet is a strong proponent of advance care planning, having created her own advance care plan and representation agreement 6 years ago, just before she experienced a significant stroke. Today, Harriet enjoys an active and busy life in North Vancouver, and is the mother of 2 grown daughters.
Sue and Harriet have been close friends for 33 years and have a mutual desire to help people navigate the healthcare system. The advance care planning workshop they deliver gives a practical, first-person perspective on the wisdom of planning for the ‘what ifs’ in life.