Advance Care Planning: Planning for your future health or personal care with an Advance Directive

Episode 159: Advance Care Planning: Planning for your future health or personal care with an Advance Directive. You may think Advanced Care Planning is only for the very old or very sick, but that is just a myth. Advance Care Planning is for anyone over the age of 18. Accidents happen, pandemics happen, and illness happens at any age and does not discriminate. Advance Care Planning should be an ongoing conversation throughout your life as your health, needs, and perspective change. Doing the Advanced Care Planning when you are well and able means you can rest easy later knowing your wishes have been heard and will be honored when the time comes. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Lana Lipe discusses how Advance Care Planning can be a gift for our dignity and our loved ones.


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About Lana Lipe:

Experienced Social Worker with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry, Baltimore Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, and Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu. Currently working in the Neuroscience and Surgical Intensive Care Units to help critically and chronically ill, and hospice-appropriate patients and their loved ones address complex psychosocial challenges. Skilled in Crisis Intervention, Case Management, Medical Social Work, End-of-Life planning, patient advocacy, risk assessment, motivational interviewing, Critical Incident Stress Management, and complex discharge planning. I am a strong community and social services professional with a Master’s Degree focused in Clinical/Medical Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.