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Quality of life at the end of life

Become a Respecting Choices Certified Advance Care Planning Facilitator

Randi and Mrs Wright

Dear Friends,

We invite you to join us March 12th at our Respecting Choices First Steps facilitator trainingRespecting Choices is an internationally recognized, evidence-based advance care planning program developed at Gundersen Health System in Lacrosse, Wisconsin.

We offered this class in 2015, and it filled quickly! We are delighted to offer it once more to those interested in learning how best to guide healthy adults 18 and older who have never prepared an advance care plan.

The goals of this process are to 1) motivate others to plan; 2) assist in selecting a qualified healthcare agent/decision-maker; 3) provide instructions for goals of care in the event of a permanent and severe neurological injury; and 4) complete a basic document.

RCLife Matters Media uses the Respecting Choices model of advance care planning when we guide Chicagoans in considering their end of life choices at Chicago Public Libraries, health organizations and other community centers. If you are interested in volunteering in our community efforts, learning this process is a great way to join us in our outreach! It also adds deep value to those of you working in social, human and health services that you can incorporate into your practice immediately.

Registration ($165) includes:

1) Pre-course preparation (four to six hours of online educational modules)

-continuing education credit (CEU) available for online course
-practice advance directive document
-personal discussion exercise

2) Full day classroom course

-breakfast and lunch provided
-continuing education credit (CEU) provided for classroom course
-learn interview skills

3) Respecting Choices interview tools for ongoing use

4) Certification and registration as First Steps facilitator with Respecting Choices

Here is the link to register:

When you register, you will receive instructions to access online pre-course modules.

Details for classroom course:

Saturday, March 12th
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Northwestern Hospital Feinberg Pavilion; 2-716
251 East Huron
Chicago, IL

For those of you who may not be familiar with this model of advance care planning, we invite you to view this story on CBS Sunday Morning.

Or this feature on NBC’s Rock Center.

Thank you for your consideration. It would be an honor to have you join us in this class!

Registration link once more!


Randi Belisomo and Mary Mulcahy, MD
and Respecting Choices certified First Steps instructors