Mount Sinai Health System

Having the Talk: The Basics of Advance Planning

Some types of health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, mean that at some point you might not be able to make your own decisions about the health care you receive.  You may need legal documents such as a “health care proxy” or an advance directives with, instructions on the kind of treatment you want. In this patient-centered seminar, our clinicians will provide guidance to help you understand the complexities of these documents and your options and how to ensure they’ll be followed when it’s necessary. We will also assist in the completion of a health care proxy for documenting your advance care wishes.  Sign up today!

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:30am

George T. Douris Tower, Hanac Harmony Center, 1st Floor 27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Astoria, 11102 

Event Type

Health & Wellness




Mount Sinai Queens


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Lillian Espinoza, LCSW, ACHP-SW is the Assistant director of the Palliative Care department at Mount Sinai Queens.   Ms. Espinoza is part of the Palliative Care interdisciplinary team and in her role, as a licensed clinical social worker, she ensures the delivery of comprehensive Palliative Care services to patients.  She assists in the daily assessments, management and delivery of services of Palliative Care patients facing complex psychosocial needs, life threatening illness, and end of life care.  In her 10 years of Palliative Care experience, Ms. Espinoza is an advocates, educates, and strives to provide dignity, respect and quality of life care for patients and their families.   


John Fiddler, C-NP, is a Certified Nurse Practitioner in Advanced Palliative Care Nursing at Mount Sinai Queens.  Mr. Fiddler begun his career as a Critical Care Nurse in 1998, and has been practicing in the field of Palliative and Hospice Care for ten years.  He has broad experience and interest in transcultural and humanitarian nursing, and has had multiple assignments in Central Africa.  Mr. Fidler has a passion for teaching and advocating for patient-centered culturally competent care.