News Releases / 2008
CMHS to hold Palliative Care Symposium on Jan. 29
Ventura, California, 12/16/2008
Community Memorial Health System invites all healthcare workers and the public to participate in a Palliative Care Symposium to be held on Thursday, Jan. 29, in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital.
Pam Malloy, Director of Special Projects for the City of Hope; Susan White, Palliative Care Coordinator at Santa Barbara's Cottage Hospital; and a team of Palliative Care physicians and staff members will be among the guest speakers at the symposium, which will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The day's focus will be education and discussion on working collaboratively to better serve patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the principles of palliative care that can be integrated across the continuum of care and life span of illness for a given individual.
- Discuss ethical issues and dilemmas that may arise in palliative care.
- Apply communication techniques that can be used to promote effective communication with patients, families and amongst the healthcare team.
- Better understand the role of the interdisciplinary team through case study presentations.
- Describe pain management strategies and the role of the entire healthcare team in effective pain management for palliative care patient.
- Apply advanced assessment techniques and treatment principles to develop an interdisciplinary plan of care for patients with multiple symptoms.
- Participate as part of an interdisciplinary team in providing a safe and well coordinated transition from acute care to home.
The symposium is free to CMH and Ojai Valley Community Hospital employees. The cost is $50 for non-employees.
To register go to cmhshealth.org/rsvp or call 805/652-5013. For questions call 805/652-5096.