Honoring Choices in Magazine Spotlight!
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Congrats to Robin Cummings, director of Honoring Choices ® Virginia – for this great write-up in Boomer magazine. Click here to read the piece, “End of Life” that describes her program’s expanding work with Richmond-the area health systems.
“Robin Cummings, director of Honoring Choices Virginia, said it’s important for anyone over age 18 to have an advance-care plan. It creates a guiding document for emergency situations that spells out who you want to speak on your behalf if you are unable to communicate. It also outlines what kind of medical intervention you want and don’t want if death is imminent.
“Whether you complete an advance-care planning form or not, Cummings said, it’s important to talk to all your loved ones to make sure that everyone is on the same page to avoid strife and uncertainty if there is an emergency.
“Honoring Choices Virginia is an initiative of the Richmond Academy of Medicine in collaboration with VCU Health, HCA Virginia and Bon Secours Richmond Health System (HonoringChoices-VA.org). The nonprofit provides training for staff at the partnering facilities and puts individuals in touch with facilitators for free individual counseling sessions.”