Pat Tadel: Respecting Choices conversation podcast

Listen to Pat Tadel speak about Respecting Choices, a nationally known and highly regarded advance care planning program that has been replicated across the country.

A resource by Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

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The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, The New Jewish Home, and the Center for Pastoral Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary invited select thought leaders, clergy, and healthcare professionals to a community conversation to ensure that individuals' healthcare wishes at the end of life are respected, honored and known.

Pat Tadel, MSN, RN, Senior Consultant/Faculty of Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin, speaks about Respecting Choices, a nationally known and highly regarded program that has been replicated across the country.

Respecting Choices transformed the La Crosse community, where 96 percent of all adults had some type of an advance care plan at the time of their death, 99 percent of these plans were available in the patient's medical record, and treatments were consistent with instructions 99 percent of the time. This compares to a national statistic of under 30%. The purpose of this presentation and conversation is to lay the groundwork for a new program focused on advance care planning in the Jewish Community of Manhattan, specifically to:

Dramatically increase the number of individuals in the Manhattan Jewish Community who have completed advance healthcare directives; Identify and educate key community stakeholders -- clergy, healthcare providers, community leaders -- on the importance of advance care planning; Heighten the awareness of individuals in the community about the importance of completing advance care directives; Provide attuned support and resources to enable people to thoughtfully consider and document their end of life choices with opportunities to engage Jewish values and traditions as part of the process


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