M. Jane Markley
International Speaker; Educator; Healthcare Ethics Advisor; Advance Care Planning Facilitator

M. Jane Markley – http://mjmarkley.com

M. Jane Markley is a consultant with over 35 years of experience in healthcare including direct clinical care, ethics, strategic planning, quality assurance, administration, program management, and technology. A retired Navy Nurse, she holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and a Master’s in Education. Board-certified in healthcare management, she is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a Registered Nurse, is certified as a Patient Advocate by the Professional Patient Advocate Institute and is a Respecting Choices Advance Care Planning Certified Facilitator.

Active in her profession, she is Past President of the National Capital Healthcare Executives, the local chapter of ACHE, and a former Chairman of the Healthcare Ethics Committee of the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.  Currently she participates in ethics’ committees in the Washington, DC area; is an International Society of Advance Care Planning & End of Life Care member; speaks both nationally and internationally; facilitates medical student ethical discussions as an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD; and has been appointed by the Governor of Maryland to the State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life.

President of M. Jane Markley Consulting, LLC, Jane works with individuals, families, and groups to help them understand the importance of advance care planning (ACP) for themselves and their loved ones. She provides educational programs to the lay public, professional organizations and the healthcare industry regarding ACP, working to ensure everyone understands the importance of having the conversation prior to completing advance directives and understands how to interpret and use them.  She helps people have the conversation regarding how they wish to ‘live well’ throughout their lives and helps them to give the “gift” of a plan to their family.  That “gift” includes the conversation as well as the completion of their advance directives to include a Medical Power of Attorney. The “gift” helps not only the family but also friends, employers, and healthcare workers by ensuring that decisions are discussed and legally documented prior to a crisis occurring. She can be reached at jane@mjmarkley.com.