WINTER LUNCH & LEARN WEBINAR SERIES
Give the Gift of Peace of Mind: Planning for Health Care Decisions for Serious Illness
Please join us virtually for our Winter Lunch & Learn Series to learn about advanced serious illness planning and substitute decision-making laws in BC. Provide the ultimate gift of peace of mind to you and your family.
Dates: December 7th & 8th, 2021
Time: 12 to 1 pm Pacific Standard Time
Who Can Attend?:
BC Hospice Palliative Care Association Members can attend for FREE.
Non-members by Donation
Members, please log into your Members portal to register.
Non-members, please register below:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the Winter Lunch & Learn Series.
We are very excited to have our distinguished speakers who will present on their experiences and expertise.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
“A session on health care decision-making along the care spectrum, including to end of life”
Speaking to mental capacity and health and personal care decision-making law in BC. Covering supported and substitute decision-making, including the role, rights, and responsibilities of representatives, guardians/committees, and family caregivers, and the right of people with disabilities and illnesses to be involved in decision-making to the best of their abilities even where they may not have legal capacity for independent decision-making on an ongoing basis.
Presenter: Krista James
National Director, Canadian Centre for Elder Law, British Columbia Law Institute
Krista James is a lawyer. She is the National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law. Her work examines legal and policy issues related to aging. Krista and her team consult with communities, write studies and reports, and develop public legal education materials. She has written on topics such as abuse and neglect of older people, health care decision-making, and age discrimination. Early in her career she worked as an advocate and a victim assistance worker. You can find most of her writing at www.bcli.org/ccel and on Twitter at @KristaElan.