Talking About End of Life Choices: Why It's So Hard and So Important

May 20, 2016
Hosted by Hemda Mizrahi

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Why is talking about end of life (EOL) choices so important, and what are the consequences of not having these conversations? Judith Schwarz, Ph.D., MSN, RN, will share experience she’s acquired in over a decade of providing EOL consultations to terminally and incurably ill adults and families who seek guidance in making informed decisions. We’ll discuss what inhibits effective end of life communication, and special issues related to the ever-increasing incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Schwarz will provide online resources for completing advance medical directives. She’ll also share patient narratives to illustrate the challenges and rewards of supporting and advocating for the wishes of a loved one who is no longer able to participate in treatment decisions.

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Hemda Mizrahi

Hemda Mizrahi

Hemda Mizrahi, Ed.M., M.A., is a Board Certified Coach who specializes in executive and leadership development. Using the tools she has gained from her training in mediation, image consulting, and as a certified wellness coach and licensed therapist, she partners with clients on issues related to career transition, lifestyle management, and performance. As an organizational effectiveness consultant, Hemda collaborates with businesses to address gaps in the employee and customer experience. Her coaching, consulting and radio talk show roles are informed by her managerial experience in healthcare and higher education, participation on advisory boards, and entrepreneurship expertise. Hemda earned Master’s degrees in Organizational and Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management from Cornell University. She is certified in the research-based 360-degree feedback assessments developed by the Center for Creative Leadership.

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