Utah Social Work Association
Join us for another free Virtual Lunch & Learn:
“Starting The Conversation About Being Mortal: Advance Directives/Living Wills”
Dr. Cami Collett
Dr. Collett was raised in Colorado and came to Utah in 1975 to attend Westminster College in Salt Lake City. She graduated from the University of Utah Medical Center (UUMC) in 1983. She completed a Family Medicine Residency at Holy Cross Hospital with the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (DFPM) at the University of Utah in 1986, and joined the faculty at the UUMC – DFPM. She developed a new Family Medicine Residency Program in 1994 that is now based at St. Mark’s Hospital. From 2016 to 2018, she returned to Westminster College and completed her Masters of Public Health (MPH). Her master’s thesis explored the barriers to advance care planning in a hospital setting. She now helps educate professionals and the public on having the conversation about being mortal so the patient’s goals and wishes can be honored at the end of life. She still sees patients of all ages and delivered babies for 27 years.
She has been an educator in Family Medicine for over 34 years. She is an advocate for helping patients and providers to better understand Advance Care Planning. She was named Utah Health Care Hero: Healthcare Educator in 2017. She is Chair of the Utah POLST Registry Committee that is developing secure access to the Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. She loves to sing, hike, bike, swim, and spend time with her family.
Understand the difference between Advance Directives (ADs) and Provider Order of Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
Advance Care Planning (ACP) involves conversations on a patient’s end-of-life (EOL) wishes and desires in order to provide direction for care. Most Americans have preferences for their EOL care, but few have actually documented those wishes. This session will review tips on facilitating and documenting the conversation. We will discuss key points of ACP, including the difference between advance directives (ADs) and Provider Orders of life-sustaining treatment (POLST). Emphasis will include discussion of the Goals-of-Care in order to determine what treatments are desired based on their personal values and current state of health. If the patient does not have the capacity to make decisions, this a thoughtful conversation will need to be done with the patient’s family and ideally the designated medical proxy.
Thursday, August 13th, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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