Honoring Your Wishes: Your Voice Matters

Johns Hopkins Bayview offers free advance directive training

Published in Fall 2018

Conversations about end-of-life care are not easy. Most of us don’t want to think about tragedy or death, so it’s good to start these discussions in a safe and nurturing environment.

“Honoring Your Wishes: Your Voice Matters,” is a free workshop about advance directives that encourages individuals to be partners in their health and have a voice through all stages of life: wellness, chronic illness and end of life. Made possible by a grant from the Maryland Department of Health, the workshop is a partnership between the Department of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy, Medicine for the Greater Good and the Healthy Community Partnership at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Participants learn what advance directives are; how to write an advance directive (on paper and online); and how to communicate final wishes.

If your congregation or community organization is interested in hosting a free workshop, call 410-550-1197.

Advance Directives | Your Voice Matters

Your voice matters and an advance directive is a legal document that shares your wishes for care at the end of your life. Paulette Chase-Lampkin shares her brother's life and the importance of establishing an advance directive.