Virtual Speaker: Wendy Thomas, RN, MSN helps lead the Greater Kansas City Myeloma Support Group.
On April 14, 2021 she will present on Advance Care Planning. Wendy has worked in Palliative Care at the University of Kansas for over 5 years, where she helps cancer patients manage symptoms from their cancer or cancer treatment. Wendy and the palliative team also help patients and families make decisions regarding future treatments. People with a serious illness, like cancer, are likely to have times where they are too ill to make their own treatment decisions. At those times, it's important that your loved ones know your wishes and are identified legally as your spokesperson. Wendy will present information on what type of documents should be completed, what do you need to do with those documents and what decisions do you need to make. She will also provide some online resources to help you make the right decisions for you and your family. Wendy will also discuss some of the lessons learned about advance care planning during the pandemic.