Whidbey General Hospital Advance Care Planning Resources
To learn more about advance care planning, call Carla Jolley, Oncology and Palliative Care Advanced Practice Nurse or David Bieniek, Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator, at 360-678-7656, ext. 2400 or 360-321-7656, ext. 2400.
Even if you have never been treated at Whidbey General, you may wish to provide us with your completed advance care planning documents. If you send us this completed form along with your documents, the hospital will open a medical record for you at no charge. Your documents will be included in your medical record, thereby ensuring that if you are a patient here in the future, your doctors and nurses will be able to provide care in strict accordance with your wishes.
Living with Loss - A free, six-week seminar to help you work through the grief process that follows the death of a loved one. Presented by Bereavement Coordinator Dave Bieniek (left).
Lifeline Emergency Response puts subscribers in touch with a caring Lifeline monitor who is always there to help.
The Vial of Life - A free program that provides emergency responders with rapid access to medical information and advance directives.
Whidbey General offers regular classes on advance care planning and related topics. Beyond Advanced Directives: Decisions to Consider, Conversations to Have is presented by Carla Jolley and Dave Bieniek. Offered quarterly, this free program provides a chance to learn more about advanced care planning, ask questions and participate in a meaningful exchange. This program will help you plan for the end of life experience, learn about valuable resources and introduce you to tools you may use to communicate your advance care planning decisions.
If you would like a free presentation on advance care planning for your company, church group or volunteer organization, please contact Carla Jolley ARNP at 360-678-7656, ext. 2400 or 360-321-7656, ext. 2400.
Advance Care Planning Resources Around the Web
PREPARE is a free, online advance care planning tool focused on communication.
The Washington State Medical Association provides more information on advance directives.
The Caring Connections website "provides people with information and support when they are planning ahead, caring for a loved one, living with an illness or grieving a loss."
Watch a YouTube video featuring Dr. Alicia Arbaje of Johns Hopkins University, who talks about elder care and the importance of advance directives.