Palliative Care vs. Hospice
The last in a four-part, free lecture series focused on palliative care, preparing for end-of-life decisions and achieving closure. In this session Randy Dan Leger, RN, will explain the similarities and differences between Palliative Care and Hospice, the benefits of both and in what situations patients and their families should utilize both.
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.
Tuesday, October 23 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
St. Therese of Lisieux Parish
1 St. Therese Court
Munhall, PA 15120
To register, call 412-594-2582
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.