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SBC-Milwaukee Event - September 17th, 2011 - End of Life Care Seminar

April 12, 2011 Alumni 0 Comments

Save the Date! On September 17, 2011 our Milwaukee Campus will be hosting an End of Life Care Seminar Event for all local physicians, PAs, RNs providing Primary and Palliative / Hospice Health Care, Allied Health Care Providers, Attorneys, Therapists, Grief Counselers, SWs, and Clergy.

Please email any questions/comments to Program Director here. To view additional details on this event, please visit

 *Agenda and more details to be posted soon


Dr. Sean Marks – Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin Palliative Care Department Milwaukee, WI - How Do We Know When Our Patients are Dying? It is ok to use the "d-word" with our patients. Participants are going to be able to identify prognostic pearls in common life limiting diseases as the speaker reviews published literature on what patient's want to know in regards to prognosis.  Participants are going to learn effective communication strategies in communitcating with patients regarding prognosis and be able to identify their own issues and barriers as providers which prevent them from discussing prognosis effectively.

Sandra Muchka RN – Medical College Wisconsin / Palliative Care Department - are going to speak on the Nurses’ Role in Hospice and Palliative Care The goals of this session are (1) to define the similarities and  differences between hospice and palliative care (2)  identify nurses roles in the last days of life, and (3) provide resources further learning opportunities for nurses regarding end-of-life care.
Robyn Shapiro Attorney and Medical Ethicist - Update on Ethical and Legal End-of-Life Care Issues. This presentation can help medical providers to analyze and apply ethical and legal principles specific dilemmas that arise in end-of-life care (including decision making for incapacitated patients, DNR decisions, "futile" care, pain management).

Dr Knox Todd, MPH – Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - Palliative Care in the Emergency Department: A Work in Progress.   This presentation is going to discuss the state of current emergency department palliative care initiatives and provide tools and sources of technical assistance to those pursuing similar programs.
Panel of Clergy and Community Representatives – Discussing Obstacles to Accepting Palliative and Hospice Care within their communities.

John W. James – Co-Founder of Grief Recovery Institute and Author – Talking to Grievers About Grief This talk can help the helpers with accurate information about what grief is and isn't and what to say and not to say to grieving people

Who Should Attend:  
Physicians, PAs, RNs providing Primary and Palliative / Hospice Health Care, Allied Health Care Providers, Attorneys, Therapists, Grief Counselers, SWs, Clergy



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