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Crouse Presents Palliative Medicine Seminar April 28


Palliatice Care Seminar April 2011 - News SizeCaring for patients in pain or suffering with serious illness or life-limiting conditions requires extreme sensitivity, deep compassion and extraordinary knowledge. Join us Thursday April 28, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn more about palliative medicine and the role it can play for those with serious illness.


This free educational program will be will be hosted by three Crouse experts in the field: Melinda McMinn, MD, Medical Director of Palliative Medicine at Crouse; social worker Cindi Besio, LMSW; and Crouse Hospital Managing Chaplain Rev. Katherine Day, MA, MDiv.


The event will be held in Crouse Hospital’s Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Ave. Free parking is available in the Marley and Crouse Hospital garages. Pre-registration is required. Call 315/472-2464 to register.

The panel is intended for patients, family members affected by serious illness and interested healthcare, social work and spiritual care professionals. The areas covered during the forum will include misconceptions between palliative medicine and hospice care; the physical, emotional and spiritual care needs of patients and families; quality of life options for those living with chronic illness; and helping patients and families as they make difficult decisions. The panel will also discuss the science versus the art of medicine.

Cheryl Abrams
Crouse Hospital
Communications Department
Phone: 315/470-7123
Fax: 315/470-7232

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