End of Life Washington Educational Presentations
End of Life Washington provides free presentations on end-of-life options including Advance End-of-Life Planning, Death with Dignity, and Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED).
End of Life Ready: An Introduction to Advance Planning and your End-of-Life Options
Join us for a 60-minute Zoom presentation and question and answer period that will show you how to plan ahead for end-of-life. We will review how to prepare and complete an Advance Directive, how to choose a Health Care Agent if you can’t speak for yourself, and what choices are legal and accessible to die on your terms in Washington State. After attending this session, we hope you’ll feel more comfortable talking to the people you trust with your care about your end-of-life wishes. Conversations that will help them know how to honor your values.
For the General Public
For Organizations and Groups
Materials Referenced During this Presentation:
Click here to access our printable End of Life Ready Made Easy – Checklist and Resources.
Click here to access a printable version of the slides used during the presentation.
Here are some additional resources to get the conversation started:
End of Life Ready presentations are part of an outreach campaign focused on educating the public on the choices available to have autonomy over their death and their right to die with dignity. Our goal is to reach a quarter of a million Washington residents in five years. You can help us achieve this!
additional end of life washington Presentations Topics and Focus Areas
End of Life Washington provides presentations for health care professionals, hospice staff and providers, undergraduate and graduate students (including medical, nursing, social work and other healthcare provider programs), caregivers, and support groups. Presentations can be customized to fit your group’s needs and are suitable for the general public and community groups. Areas of focus can be related to the topics below and/or paired with partner organizations on leaving your legacy for loved ones, financial and legal planning, etc.
- Washington’s Death with Dignity Law: How to access Medical Aid in Dying in Washington
- Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED): A peaceful end-of-life option
- Advance Planning: Choosing a Health Care Agent and Advance Directives for Health Care
- Ensuring Medical Interventions follow your wishes and values
- How to talk to your health care provider about end-of-life treatment preferences and concerns
- Film screening and Q&A/Discussion – How to Die in Oregon, Speaking of Dying, Bob’s Choice
- Advocacy for improving Death with Dignity and Advance Directives in Washington
- Your rights at the end-of-life: Stopping Treatment, Death with Dignity and other options