February 22, 2018
Learn the essentials of health care planning, advance directives, and the three key questions at the heart of health decisions planning with Charles Sabatino, Director, American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging. Recognize five myths of advance care planning that get in the way and discover the free resources that help you and your family get the process going. Being prepared with needed documents for any health emergency ensures that you will have a trusted person of your choice empowered to make health decisions for you if you are unable. It is not rocket science, but it takes a little initiative, and it is essential for all adults age 18 to 118.
July 31, 2017
During this webinar, Amy Kimber, RN, APNP, from Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin and Dr. Ioana Preston from Tufts University School of Medicine addressed ways that a pulmonary hypertension (PH) diagnosis can affect a woman’s personal life, identity relationships with others and how they can navigate these changes. Everyone experiences uncertainty and changes with their body image as well as emotional and sexual relationships. Adding a chronic medical illness can be challenging, so women should know that they can take control and be empowered in their lives. Discussion covered how you can better recognize thoughts and feelings about these changes and how to become comfortable in your skin with PH.
July 31, 2017
During this webinar, Mr. Voner presented a patient story to highlight the unique ways men can experience diagnosis and living with PH. Audience members will learn how PH and the different treatment options can affect them physically and will also come away with a better understanding of how PH may impact others facets of their lives. Finally, strategies will be presented to help men with PH learn to adapt to these physical, mental and social challenges.
February 15, 2016
In this webinar, presenter Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP (distinguished), JD, will cover financial and estate planning considerations for PH patients and caregivers. Martin will discuss his 12 steps to guide you towards the goal of legal and financial security. Focus will be placed on steps to maintain financial wellness for one’s self and family in the face of medical illness.
January 20, 2016
A PH diagnosis affects patients as well as their family members and those around them. Join PHA Classroom and Kristen Holm, PhD, for a discussion of the ways that lung disease affects patients and families. Coping skills, social support and emotional well-being for all affected by PH will be discussed.