PCV Community and Medical Education Events
PCV offers education events and workshops for community groups, hospice organizations, doctors and nurses and students. Here are a few past examples:
PCV presents at churches, libraries, conferences, colleges, high schools, law firms and more. All sessions are free, although honoraria for PCV are welcome when appropriate.
Sessions are available by Zoom or in person.
Kudos for Toni Kaeding: "Thank you so very much for that most interesting and comprehensive presentation this morning. You did a wonderful job explaining the details of the legislation and the responsibilities of all involved. I think that most of our members really did not know much about Vermont's MAID and all were paying close attention as you spoke. It was a great job. I hope you get more chances to explain this legislation.....for two reasons: 1. more people need to know about it and 2. you are so good at presenting the information. Waterbury Rotary Club
Opportunities to Learn, Ask Questions and Share Stories - Life affirming and empowering
Here are some of the topics typically discussed in PCV educational sessions:
- Medical Aid in Dying: Who qualifies and who does not.
- Personal Stories: From family members of people who chose medical aid in dying.
- Act 39 Process: How the request process works.
- Conversations: How to talk to your doctor. For medical personnel, how to be prepared to discuss aid in dying with patients.
- Medications & Clinical Considerations: Especially for doctors and nurses.
- Advance Directives: How advance directives relate to medical aid in dying or cover situations beyond medical aid in dying.
These conversations are life affirming and empowering. People often discuss their experiences with the dying process of loved ones and express their desires for what they would or would not like when they consider their end-of-life choices.
To Request a Session for Your Organization or Community: Please contact PCV through our Contact Page or call 802-448-0542