Care Ministry Conversations

Wed, Jun 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
At Chapel
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Please join the Care Ministries team in a series of 3 conversations during June to support the ERUUF community in navigating illness, diagnoses, treatment and end of life issues. This is for everyone, for we all are personally affected by illness, whether our own or that of our loved ones. Snacks/dessert provided at each session. Register Here.

How to Talk to Your Doctor in Ways That You Both Benefit

When: Wednesday, June 21, 7-8:30 pm Where: Room 4/5

The demand for efficiency in the doctor-patient encounter with current imposed time restraints on health care providers requires effective planning by the patient. How can we organize our story to facilitate it being heard? What are the essential questions we need to ask as we seek answers regarding test results, diagnosis, or treatment? Our preparation prior to our visit with our health care provider helps insure we get what we need during that visit. A handout will be provided, and we will practice writing a story of a symptom. Join the discussion led by Dr. Mike McLeod, retired physician with 33 years on the Duke faculty, teaching medical students listening skills.

Being Mortal Documentary and Discussion

When: Sunday, June 25, 12-2 pm Where: Commons Room

Join us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE documentary BEING MORTAL. Based on the bestselling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses, and family members who care for them. Guided discussion by Rev. Stacy Grove and Care Ministries team follow the screening.

Making Conscious Choices for Hospital or End-of-Life Decisions

When: Wednesday, June 28, 7-8:30 pm Where: Room 4/5

Join us for healthy meaningful guided conversation to help start and structure important conversations about care in times of serious illness. We will address legal resources to express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself, using a document that is easy to understand. Rev. Stacy Grove and the Care Ministries team will facilitate.