Hospital Hosting End-of-Life Care Conference

02 Mar 2015 10:40 AM | Deleted user

 

Hospital Hosting End-of-Life Care Conference

Community members welcome to attend free of charge

Farmington¾

 

Franklin Memorial Hospital is hosting a conference titled End of Life Care: Having the Conversation on Wednesday, April 8, from 8:30 a.m.−3:30 p.m. in the Bass Room. The target audiences are health care providers, funeral directors, students, and community members.

 

Topics to be discussed include pain management, symptom management, family dynamics, and more. Presenters include: Pamela Brown, RN, CHPN, a certified hospice and palliative care nurse and HealthReach hospice educator; Larry Labul, DO, FACOI, SFHM, Franklin Memorial Hospital hospitalist board certified in hospice/palliative care; and James Schneid, MD, medical director of Hospice and Palliative Care at VA Maine Healthcare.

 

At 1 p.m. an hour-long documentary will be shown called Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject. This video explores commonly held beliefs and attitudes about death and encourages dialogue about death among patient and physician, husband and wife, and parent and child.

 

A panel discussion takes place from 2−3:30 p.m. featuring: Rhonda Wiles-Rosell, FSL, past president of Western Maine Palliative Care and Hospice Coalition; Shauna McElrath, DO, medical director of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice; Kathy Amsden, MSW, Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice social worker; Ed David, Esq., past secretary Western Maine Palliative Care and Hospice Coalition; and James Schneid, MD, medical director of Hospice and Palliative Care at VA Maine Healthcare.

 

There is no fee for students and community members who may attend the entire session or just the afternoon session starting at 1 p.m. Tuition fee is $15 for those seeking CEUs (continuing education units are available for funeral directors, doctors, nurses, and case managers) and includes a complimentary lunch at noon.

 

For more information or to register, call the Education Department at 207-779-2451 or email ncaron@fchn.org. Space is limited.

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