Failure to have a plan to honor donor wishes can be a missed opportunity to enhance the patient/family experience. If a hospice provider lacks donation education and is without a referral policy, patient wishes, as expressed via the registry may go unfulfilled. Because hospice provides care to patients and their loved ones, families can be involved in donation discussions and decisions. There is no gift like donation; it is the ultimate legacy. It gives families an opportunity to shift their grief and changes their entire journey when it comes to remembering a loved one. This webinar will address myths and challenges about donation in the hospice population. Anne will also share why hospice should determine patients' donation wishes at intake and the positive and negative considerations.
Meet Our Presenter:
Anne Otter, BS
Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin
Anne was hired by Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin (LEBW) as a Development Specialist in October 2017 after 17 years of volunteering as a passionate advocate for eye donation. Anne, a double cornea recipient, continues to speak on behalf of LEBW to a wide variety of organizations around Wisconsin. She also played a key role in developing LEBW’s donor memorial quilt program. Families can choose to create a unique memorial quilt block to honor their loved one’s gift; blocks are then joined with others, creating a quilt. LEBW has four quilts that are displayed at different locations throughout the state of Wisconsin by request.
Don’t miss out on WiHPCA’s next quarterly meeting with the WI Department of Health Services’ Division of Quality Assurance (DQA), which is scheduled for Thursday, Oct 26, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. The meeting will be held virtually and is open to all WiHPCA members and hospice professionals across Wisconsin.
The purpose of the DQA quarterly meetings is to create an opportunity for hospice and palliative care professionals to build and maintain a strong working relationship with a key state regulatory agency that oversees our industry. For members who have not had an opportunity to attend previous quarterly meetings, they provide members with valuable regulatory information and updates, as well as a unique chance to engage DQA staff, ask questions, and request guidance. If you would like to submit a question to DQA staff in advance, please CLICK HERE.
DQA MEETING DETAILS:
Wisconsin Hospice and Palliative Care Association
563 Carter Ct, Suite B
Kimberly, WI 54136
Phone: 920-750-7726 | Fax: 920-882-3655
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