Join physicians, health care professionals and members of the public from 12 – 2 p.m. Friday, April 29, for a free live webinar to enhance communication and connection about serious illness and end-of-life and after-death issues. This webinar is presented by the Washington Serious Illness Care Coalition. Register now.
WSICC Chair and Evergreen Health Hospice Medical Director Hope Wechkin, MD, FAAHPM, HMDC, will reintroduce the coalition and its new mission, vision, values and strategic goals. University of Washington School of Medicine, Office of Healthcare Equity Assistant Dean for Social and Health Justice and Department of Family Medicine faculty member Edwin Lindo, JD, is the event’s keynote speaker. Mr. Lindo will explore biases and identify the ways racism impacts patient care.
Attendees will develop tools to advocate for people from marginalized communities, provide culturally sensitive care that honors people’s values and beliefs, and deliver high-quality, compassionate care during serious illness and at the end of life.
The webinar will close with a panel of physicians, health care professionals and advocates who will share their unique expertise and discuss how to ensure that people of every background, culture and identity can have their needs met and their wishes explored and honored.
WSICC, formerly known as the Washington End-of-Life Coalition, was formed in the early 1990s and is jointly sponsored by the WSMA Foundation and WSHA. The coalition is a broad-based group of individuals and organizations dedicated to helping patients, physicians, clinicians, and caregivers improve the ways they prepare for and treat serious illness and end-of-life care. This free webinar serves as part of the coalition’s mission to promote education and conversations about living and dying in Washington State.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.