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Jan 4, 2019

Advance care planning is one of the many services that social workers provide for patients and families.  On this encore episode Katie Ortlip offers some insider tips from her experience as a social worker, and shares about the purpose of advance care planning, and the different documents that make up an advance care plan.  Listen to this episode to learn more about advance care planning, and the help that a hospice social worker can provide. 

Katie Ortlip is from Ashland, OR and has been a hospice social worker for over 25 years.  She is also the co-author of Living With Dying: A Complete Guide for Caregivers with her friend, Jahnna Beecham. 

To learn more about advanced care planning you can visit our website at this link.  There are several blogs on our website that also offer advance care planning tips and insights.  

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