Palliative Care and Hospice

What You Need to Know

The fourth in a five-part, free lecture series focused on palliative care, preparing for end-of-life decisions and achieving closure.  In this session Judy Black, MD; Maryanne Fello, BS, MEd, will discuss the differences between palliative care and hospice, explain the hospice medicare benefit and answer your palliative care and hospice questions.

This lecture series sponsored by Jefferson Regional Medical Center's Palliative Care department and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.  Attendees will receive planning materials and are encouraged to attend this session with their families.

When:
Wednesday, October 31 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Where:
South Park Community Center
2675 Brownsville Rd.
South Park Township, PA, 15129
Map/Directions

Registration:
To register, call 412-594-2582

Fee:
This is a free event.

About the Closure 101 Series:

Closure 101 is an interactive course developed by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation to provide education to the public about the often confusing and emotionally charged process of life-limiting illness, advance planning and end-of-life decision making.

Through this course, individuals explore ways for families to plan ahead to ensure that they will experience the end-of-life that they would choose for themselves. Participants will discuss patient-physician communication strategies to better understand medical conditions and prognosis (outlook) for the future. Also included is a review of the process of planning ahead with documents such as advance directives and medical powers of attorney.  Individuals will learn the importance of good communication among patients, physicians, family members and clergy.

The closure series will also cover ways to handle the stress of being a caregiver for someone who is ill or dying and the grief that comes both before and after that person’s death, in a way that can be enriching instead of defeating.

Other dates in the series:

Oct 10 - What to Ask the Doctor
Oct. 17 - Decision Making
Oct. 24 - Advance Planning
Oct. 31 - Palliative Care, Hospice and the Medicare Hospice Benefit
Nov. 5 - When Your Loved One is Dying and Grief and Mourning

Date(s): 
October 31, 2012 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Jefferson Regional Medical Center
565 Coal Valley Road
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
412-469-5000

Physician Referral:
412-469-7000

Community Programs:
412-469-7100

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