Memorial offers community training on advance directives


The Washington State Medical Association and Washington State Hospital Association have identified advance directives as a key initiative in medical care and substantial time and energy is being placed on this endeavor around our state.

At Memorial, we offer general training on advance directives, and Five Wishes in particular, in one-hour sessions (45 minutes for training, plus 15 minutes Q&A).

During these sessions, you will learn about Washington state’s focus pertaining to an advance directive, what an advance directive consists of (and what makes it legal in Washington), and how to carry out—as well as complete—an advance directive using Five Wishes. You will also receive information regarding the Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form.

You have several opportunities to attend Five Wishes Advance Directive training:

October 6, Noon-1pm, YVMH Auditorium

November 3, Noon-1pm, YVMH Auditorium

November 18, 7-8 pm, Naches Presbyterian Church (201 E. 2nd Street, Naches, WA)

December 2, Noon-1pm, YVMH Auditorium

Open to the community. No registration required.

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Auditorium (in the basement)
2811 Tieton Drive, Yakima, WA 98902
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