Mendocino Coast Hospital Hosts DVD Presentation of Hospice Foundation of America’s 2010 Teleconference

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Mendocino Coast Hospital Hosts DVD Presentation of Hospice Foundation of America’s 2010 Teleconference

Onsite Panel To Discuss How Local Community Members Are Addressing Cancer And End-Of-Life Issues

FORT BRAGG, Calif. – April 2, 2010 – Mendocino Coast Hospital Hospice & Friends of Hospice will host a DVD presentation of the17th Annual National Hospital Teleconference on Cancer and End-of-Life Care on Tuesday, April 13 from noon to 2:30 p.m. with a 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. panel on living with grief and end-of-life care. Hospitals around the country are showing the DVD as part of a national effort to improve understanding of hospice care and other end-of-life issues.

The meeting will be held in the Redwoods Room in the Outpatient Services Building.

Featured panelists for panel discussion include Arlene Case, Hospice

Coordinator; Dr. John Rochat, Director Hematology/Oncology; Meg Burke, Home

Health RN; Deb Hendricks, RN; Nancy Johnson, Cancer Resource Center, and Karen Lebacqz, BioEthicist.

The Hospice Foundation of America’s 2010 teleconference, Cancer and End-of-Life Care, which took place earlier this year, provides a forum to take another look at how we communicate with and care for end-stage cancer patients and their families.

“We will examine the complexities of the physical, psychological and spiritual reactions that arise,” explained The Rev. Tanya Wyldflower, head of the hospital’s chaplaincy program.

Topics include: the transition to palliative care, the care of dying persons, professional, volunteer and caregiver needs, the aftermath of cancer death.

Low-cost continuing education is available for nurses, social workers, case-managers, funeral directors, clergy, and others

For Additional Information Contact: Hospice Coordinator Arlene Case at

961-4617

Mendocino Coast District Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital offering a wide range of services including 24-hour emergency care, a wellness center, minimally-invasive orthopedic surgery, and laboratory, rehabilitation and primary care services. For more information, visit www.MCDH.org.

 

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