A Good Death: End of Life Panel

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A Good Death: A Panel Discussion for End of Life Options 

Hospice Help Foundation, Brookhaven Hospice, and Portsmouth Public Library present a panel of experts to help you think about and start to plan your final chapter of life and a “good death” - one that reflects your values and preferences.

The panel features a Palliative Care Provider/Educator, a Death Doula, an End of Life Coach, and a representative from the NH Alliance for End of Life Options.

Whether you are concerned about your legacy, interested in music and spiritual guidance, wondering about medical-aid-in-dying, or simply seeking clarification around hospice and palliative care, we have something for you. You will come away understanding options to improve your end of life experience and to die with no regrets.

This panel will be held in the Levenson Community Room at Portsmouth Public Library, AND there will also be an option to attend online.

Registration is required – all registrants will receive a Zoom link, but please indicate whether you plan to attend in person or online.

About the Panelists
Rebecca Brown is the founding director of the New Hampshire Alliance for End of Life Options (NHAELO). NHAELO’s mission is to improve end of life experience for all NH people. Rebecca lives in Sugar Hill.

Sandy Lafleur is a member of Threshold Care located in southern NH. As an end of life doula and a musician, Sandy brings comfort and support to the dying and their families. She lives in Wilton.

Mary Elizabeth McCue is a former hospital chaplain and certified spiritual director now working as an End of Life and Grief Coach. Mary lives in Portsmouth.

Michele Lovell is a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner at Wentworth Douglass Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor at UNH where she teaches Death and Dying and Palliative Care. She lives in Barrington.

This panel will be facilitated by Kate Swenson Tuttle, a palliative care and hospice nurse at Brookhaven Hospice. Kate is a board member with Hospice Help Foundation and lives in Portsmouth.

More Info

Anyone over the age of 6 will be required to wear a face mask to enter the library, and at all times while in the building. That shall not include any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing a mask or other face covering.