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Advance Care Planning

How to Plan Ahead for Serious Illness

by Connie Jorsvik

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list price: $19.95
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ISBN:9781770403253
publisher: Self-Counsel Press
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By 2025 humankind will experience the biggest bulge of seniors in the history of our planet; in 2030 the anticipated growth of those over 75 will be greater than 40 percent! Whether you or someone you love is facing or nearing the natural end of their lives due to disease or old age, or you're involved in some kind of eldercare role, Advance Care Planning serves patients and families as they journey through serious and complex illness in our fragmented and complex healthcare system.

Advance Care Planning is having those discussions about future health care that all adults should be doing, no matter their age or health – and is at the core of being an empowered patient and caregiver in our fast-paced, fractured and siloed healthcare systems. This book breaks down each step of the ACP process in plain language and provides questions and suggestions for readers to work through as they discover their own values, beliefs, and preferences for care. The author has accumulated a thousand real stories of why we need to know about Advance Care Planning and the difference it can make in quality of life and having a good death. She teaches you how to talk to physicians and future decision makers, and get vital documents completed.

Every single Canadian needs this book. The healthcare system is doing a very poor job of teaching this information to their staff and doctors. Jorsvik has been a pioneer in getting this information out the public – this is the next step.

About the Author
Connie Jorsvik, BSN was a registered nurse for 25 years, 10 of which were spent in general surgery and high-risk maternity, and the other 15 years in cardiac medical surgical nursing. She also spent 3 years as a Specialty Recruiter the largest health authority in BC, recruiting nurses and new graduates for all positions. 5 years as a health insurance broker with Sunlife and London Life, specializing in Critical Care and Long-term Care insurance. Since 2013 Connie has been the sole proprietor of Patient Pathways, the largest independent healthcare navigation and advocacy business of its kind in Western Canada. The cornerstone of her business is Advance Care Planning: planning ahead through conversations and documents for serious illness and end-of-life.
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