May 1, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Las Cruces Convention Center
680 E University Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
The New Mexico State University’s 2015 Dean’s Health Symposium, presented by the College of Health and Social Services, was a huge success! We would like to extend our thanks to all of the speakers, sponsors, and attendees who made this possible.
The theme of this year’s conference was “A Beautiful Death: What will you choose?” The workshops focused on end-of-life care and decision making.
This project was supported in part by funds from Division of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Division of Public Health and Interdisciplinary Education (DPHIE) under grant no. D62HP24192 Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program for $810,000. The content and conclusions are those of the author and are not an endorsement of or the official position of the US Government, DHHS, BHPR, or the DPHIE.
Dying in America…
The Institute of Medicine report Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life finds that most people are unable to make their own decisions about care when they’re nearing the end of life. Even if you’re young and healthy, anyone can face a sudden illness or injury. That’s why it’s so important to have a conversation with your loved ones and care providers about your end-of-life goals and preferences now—before a crisis.
This conversation shouldn’t be a one-time event. Instead, it should happen at key points throughout your life, as your values, goals for care and preferences change.
Learn more about the IOM report and find resources about having the conversation at http://www.iom.edu/theconversation