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Advance Health Care Planning & End-of-Life Options, in the Age of COVID-19

May 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


On Tuesday, May 26, Institute on Aging welcomes a special, online presentation of Compassion & Choices, created specifically for IOA staff, community colleagues and friends of IOA.

It has never been more important for individuals to complete their advance directives.  Modern medical treatment options in end-of-life care have become complicated, and the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted end-of-life care. In fact, aspects of this topic are changing daily, due to new information and outcomes. Participants will learn the important components of end-of-life health care planning, barriers to such planning, and results of treatment options.

By the end of this program, attendees will be able to:

  • Articulate at least three important reasons for advance health care planning
  • Discuss at least four end-of-life options
  • Describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on completion and implementation of advance directives and end-of-life choices


David Grube, M.D., National Medical Director for Compassion & Choices

David Grube was born in Eugene and raised in rural Oregon and Alaska. He received a BA in Natural Science at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from the University of Oregon Medical School (now Oregon Health and Sciences University). In his third year there he received an AAMC/USPHS Fellowship to the former Yugoslavia, where he witnessed a variola epidemic in Belgrade. A physician of Family Medicine, David completed his Internship in Tucson, Arizona and then became a commissioned officer in the USPHS, National Health Service Corps. He has been a leader in the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians and OAFP Foundation. He was stationed in Grand Coulee, Washington for three years, and moved to Philomath, Oregon in 1977 where he founded Philomath Family Medicine. He practiced family medicine there for 35 years, retiring in 2012. He was appointed to the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners (now Oregon Medical Board) in 2001, and served seven years (two years as chairman). He was chosen OAFP Family Physician of the Year in 1986 and Oregon Medical Association Doctor Citizen of the Year in 2009. David has taught pre-medical and medical students for his entire career, and continues to do so. He has lectured nationally on topics such as Professionalism, Medical Ethics, End-of-Life Care and Humor in Medicine. He has served on his local school board, his local hospital board and is again on the board of the local hospice. He is National Medical Director for Compassion & Choices.

DateTuesday, May 26, 2020, 12:30 p.m.- 2 p.m.  This will be an online training.  You will need to use a computer, tablet or smartphone to view the presentation.  You will not be able to call in only, on your phone.

Place: Online.  When you register you will receive the GoToMeeting credential.  The program will begin on time, so please be prompt.


Continuing Education Information (1.5 Continuing Education Units): BRN (RNs only); CAMFT (serves LCSWs, MFTs, LPCCs and LEPs); MCLE (Attorneys/Licensed fiduciaries)

If you seek 1.5 professional Continuing Education Units, please note this in your reservation. There will be no charge for this.

Also note that BBS no longer delivers CEs. CAMFT is an approved BBS provider, and offers CEs to MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs.

For further information or cancellation (within 24 hours prior to event), in addition to questions, grievances, concerns, and special accommodations for disabilities, please contact Caitlin Morgan, Education Manager, Institute on Aging, at cmorgan@ioaging.org, or (415) 750-4114. This training is taking place within a fully ADA-compliant building.

Introductory Level: No knowledge of the specific content area is required—you need not have in-depth knowledge or skills. The activity will provide information in accordance with basic knowledge of the topic.

All Continuing Education certificates will be delivered digitally, within 14 working days of the event. No post-test will be required due to the ability to interact with the instructor during the event (Q & A, chat)

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), Provider # CEP13610, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

CAMFT: Institute on Aging is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for this program. IOA maintains responsibility for the course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT provider number is #135377.

State Bar of California (MCLE) : Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for Attorneys (Provider #13264).


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