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What Matters Most? Healthcare Directive Workshop


Tue 04 / 06 / 2021
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM


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Open to all

Limited capacity: Registration Closed




Donna Booher
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We are sorry this event is now full.

We have added a second workshop series May 4 & 18th, from 2-4PM for those we cannot accomodate this month.

Register for the May 4 & 18th What Matters Most -- Healthcare Directive workshop at

Did You Know: 90% of people believe talking with their loved ones about their medical wishes is important, but only 27% have done so. Let’s make it 100%. Join us for this important 2-part workshop to give yourself and your loved ones peace of mind. 

WHAT MATTERS MOST…is a 2-part workshop offered by Redwing Keyssar, RN, Author and Director of Patient and Caregiver Education at the UCSF MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care, to assist people in creating meaningful and personalized Advance Directives for Healthcare.

Advance Care planning is critical for everyone!  It is not just for people who have an illness. Every adult in our country should have this paperwork in place. 

Many people have created documents of this type in the past, but then have forgotten where they are or what they wrote down. This workshop will give you an opportunity to review/revise what you have written in the past and/or create a new document that is specific and detailed regarding your wishes of how you would want to be cared for if you had a medical event or serious illness and could not speak for yourself.

These issues are particularly important to consider during this time of a global pandemic. 

Please join the MERI Center and NEXT Village SF in our unique workshop model that we have perfected over many years. There will be plenty of time for conversation and questions. 

Frequently asked questions include:

  • What IS an Advance Directive for Healthcare?
  • Why is it important and who needs one?
  • What is an “agent” and what are their responsibilities?
  • Do you need a lawyer to complete an Advance Directive?
  • When does an Advance Directive take effect?  
  • What if I change my mind?

Please plan to attend both workshops on April 6 and 20th from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

About our Presenter: Judith Redwing Keyssar, RN, is the Director of Patient and Caregiver Education at the MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care at UCSF/Mt Zion.  She is an author, poet, teacher, national presenter and frequent contributor to the public debate about Palliative Care. One of her passions is ensuring that all people have meaningful advance directives for healthcare!

MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care at UCSF/Mt Zion