Family Caregiver Alliance’s Palliative Care 101 Webinar, November 9th

by Derrick on October 26, 2016

The Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving is offering a Palliative Care 101 webinar on Wed, Nov 9, 2016 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST.

What is it? Who needs it? Why is it important? Where do we get it?
Palliative care helps to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for individuals with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. It addresses the medical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the individual and their family throughout the entire course of an illness, as well as at the end of life. However, palliative care is often misunderstood.

In this webinar, participants will get an in-depth explanation of what palliative care really means, why it is so important, and what family caregivers need to know about it. Presenter Judith Redwing Keyssar is a registered nurse, palliative care director, and author of Last Acts of Kindness: Lessons for the Living From the Bedsides of the Dying. The webinar will also address some of the common myths and misconceptions about palliative care, why palliative care can play an important role in caring for a person with dementia, and the value of advance care planning.

Objectives:
  1. Provide an overview of what “palliative care” is and why it is important
  2. Address common myths and misunderstandings about palliative care
  3. Identify steps to take and helpful resources for family caregivers

You can register for the webinar by going here.

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