Overcoming Obstacles 3-part Webinar Series
Identifying, assessing, and learning what steps to take to overcome deadly obstacles to peaceful dying is an involved topic. Axiom Action’s 3-part webinar series breaks it all down in three manageable 90-minute sessions. Enrollment is a la carte with no multiple signup obligation—although the series proceeds in sequence and I recommend participating in all 3 sessions. These sessions go deep; be prepared to learn a lot and receive uniquely valuable guidance.
This program is also directly applicable to managing any hospitalization as a patient or as a medical proxy for your loved one.
To enroll, see this page’s Schedule | Signup tab. Times and dates to be announced. To be notified personally when they are, complete the email signup form (you’ll also immediately obtain key definitions upon which to base your future engagement as a patient or medical proxy).
Here’s the series breakdown and description:
Obstacle 1 Failure to recognize prior medical engagement as heroic This obstacle is personal; addressing it pertains to our past experiences and worldview.
Obstacle 2 Exposure to medical snafus (misadventures and/or errors) This obstacle is primarily systemic and partially personal; addressing it requires that we understand medical realities and examine our own medical and life goals.
Obstacle 3 Ignorance regarding life support matters including systemic overrides This obstacle is huge and hugely important, touching every environment and serious medical situation. We will devote most of session 1 to untangling it inasmuch as a relatively short session allows.
Obstacle 4 Over-reliance on advance directives This significant obstacle is both personal and systemic; addressing it requires a look at a wide range of advance directives, including some you probably aren’t aware of (a living will is but 1 of 8–10 applicable executable documents) and a range of everyday snafus regarding them.
Obstacle 5 Inability to advocate medically for a loved one or oneself As with life support matters, this obstacle is enormous; I’ll share a lot of information regarding how to learn how to advocate medically.
Obstacle 6 Difficulty distinguishing among dying outcomes This obstacle exists because adequate language to talk about dying situations hasn’t—until I identified and named sixteen dying situations ahead of all of us here in the 21st century; addressing it will forever change how you conceptualize and forecast the end of life.
Obstacle 7 An opaque dying marketplace This obstacle is systemic; addressing it will change your outlook regarding what medicine asks of us—and what we ought to, and must, ask of medicine.
Sessions 1 and 2 are directly and completely applicable to managing any hospitalization as either a patient or a proxy for your loved one.