7th-annual Palliative Care Conference to be held Friday, April 12 in Blacksburg
The 7th-annual Palliative Care Conference for the community and health care providers will be held Friday, April 12 at the VCOM Event Center at Research Park in Blacksburg.
Sponsored by the Palliative Care Partnership of the New River Valley, the conference is titled “Empowering Patients, Families, and Health Care Professionals for Ethical, Holistic End of Life Care.” Speakers will include palliative and hospice care physicians, nurses, social workers and chaplains.
Topics covered will include the difference between palliative and hospice care, family needs during bereavement, the effect of ethics on delivery of comfort care, common symptoms at the end of life and their treatment, the role of culture in choices about end-of-life care, and the effect of an individual’s personal goals on advance directives.
The partnership is an interdisciplinary group of health care professionals dedicated to improving both access to and quality of end-of-life care for citizens in the region. Members include palliative care and hospice physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, pharmacists, long-term-care professionals and interested community members. The partnership has collaborated with the RU School of Nursing in providing the annual conferences, as well as the medical community in the region.
For more information, contact Radford University Conference Services at 831-5800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Submitted by Cindy Hagerman, Director of Community Relations/Development, Good Samaritan Hospice
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