In this workshop led by Karen Knops, MD, you will learn the “ASCEND” pathway- five steps for understanding your own stories about your health. These concepts will then be explored in the context of a visit to the doctor and for challenging medical decisions. Topics will include advanced care planning, getting a new diagnosis and overcoming miscommunication. We will discuss the importance of self compassion, self care and being an advocate for ourselves and the people we love. To register for this program, please call 908.598.5548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.