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Trinity Health Foundation Hospice Symposium and Palliative Medicine Symposium

Underwritten by the Willie and Ruth Bodien Endowment

5th Annual Hospice and Palliative Medicine Symposium

October 10, 5-8:30 pm, The Grand Hotel

Knowledge is power when it comes to maintaining or improving quality of life, especially for someone who is at the end of life. Hospice, medical care toward that goal, is available to the patient and family when life prognosis is six months or less. Palliative medicine is specialized medical care for people with serious illness.

Hospice Basics Christian Sinclair, MD, Palliative Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, and past president of the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine Learn about the basics and importance of hospice and have the myths of hospice dispelled.

Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST): Its Role in Advance Care Planning Sally May, RN, BSN, Senior Quality Improvement Specialist, Quality Health Associates of North Dakota Explore the purpose of a health care directive and a POLST document and learn how POLST is used in advance care planning.

Outpatient Palliative Medicine Rym Lamrad, MD, Outpatient Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine, Trinity Health Learn about Trinity Health’s new outpatient palliative medicine program and the role it plays for those with a serious illness.

Meet Your Hospice Team The hospice team is comprised of many roles, all who care for the patient and family.

Hospice Families Panel Discussion Hospice care also offer practical support for the caregiver(s) during the illness and grief support after death. Hear from several area family members who have benefited from Trinity Health hospice care for their loved one.

This event is free of charge; dinner will be provided.

Meal choices: Chicken Cordon Bleu
Baked Stuffed Pork Chop
Pasta Primavera

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