Illustration of books and binders that state 'wills', 'wishes', and 'directives'.
Everyday Support

Virtual Event – Let's Plan for That: The ABCs of Advance Care Planning


Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Duration: 30 minutes

Presenter: Phoebe Souza, MSW, LCSW, MPH, OSW-C, APHSW-C, Social Worker Team Lead


Ever wondered, ‘How should I plan for medical care if I can’t speak for myself?’ It’s an important question regardless of a person’s current health status. Join Phoebe Souza, Iris Mental Health Therapist, to debunk the myths around advance care planning and learn the basics about documenting your medical wishes.

Highlighting the importance of expressing your medical care preferences—both the care you want and don’t want—is crucial, particularly for times when you’re unable to make your voice heard.

The thought of facing future health decisions without the ability to communicate personal wishes can be overwhelming for many. In our virtual event, we’ll help you take the first step in navigating these challenging topics and equip you with strategies to articulate and document your healthcare preferences, simplifying decisions for both you and your loved ones in the future.

Phoebe Souza, MSW, LCSW, MPH, OSW-C, APHSW-C

Social Worker Team Lead

Iris Oncology

Phoebe Souza is an oncology social worker with Iris and has a passion for supporting individuals and families coping with illness. She has a decade of oncology experience bringing curiosity, creativity, and compassion to her clinical work. She partners with individuals and families to draw on strengths, help build resilience, and offer support during times of transition, loss, and uncertainty. Phoebe has a background in social work and public health and previously worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA with the Young Adult Program, and Providence Cancer Institute in Portland, OR in oncology palliative care. She has her Oncology Social Work-Certification (OSW-C) and Advanced Palliative and Hospice Social Work-Certification (APHSW-C).