Film addresses end-of-life issues

Apr 07, 2014

Belfast — “Consider the Conversation,” a documentary on end-of-life issues, will be shown Thursday, April 17, at 4 p.m. at the Education Center of Waldo County General Hospital, 118 Norhtport Ave. Following the hour-long film, there will be a question and answer time led by Dr. Deborah Peabody, medical advisor for the hospice services at Waldo County Home Healthcare Services.

While most people agree it is important to talk about end-of-life care and to put one’s wishes in writing, less than 25 percent of the population has done so. “Consider the Conversation” is designed to help people begin the conversation about their wishes for end of life care.

Advance directives give individuals control over the healthcare they receive and the ability to name an individual to speak for them if they cannot speak for themselves. Advance directive materials will be available at the showing.

For more information, call 930-2570 or 548- 6147. This event was snowed out in March.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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