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Hospice Care is About Living; Understanding Hospice Palliative Care
Sat, 13 May 2017, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM EDT
"Every Moment Matters"
If next week you were told that a member of your family had an illness with one year to live, what would you and your family need to support a quality of living experience during that journey?
We are often afraid to talk about end-of- life care issues because it’s about the unknown. But hospice palliative care is about living your life – and living it well - right to the end. You can’t know how or when that will be, but you can get informed about what may be available to you and share your wishes with your family and community. Come and learn more about what palliative care is and how creating an advance care plan can help you think about and focus on doing what’s important to you now and in the future.
Compassion fatigue; the cost of "caring for others" in emotional pain. Learn how to recognize, treat, and prevent it.
Music Therapy is an important component of palliative care in pain management and other symptoms as well as anxiety and changes in mood.
Join us for an interactive day with four professionally trained presenters as we make a commitment to talking about living well - right to the end, as well as, learning about how to stay healthy while living.
This day has been brought to you by Huron Hospice Volunteer Service (HHVS) and the St. Peters Catholic Women's League (CWL) Goderich, in recognition of National Hospice Palliative Care Week. Along with the generous support of the Knights of Columbus, Goderich and the following facilitators:
Michelle O'Rourke: RN, Chatam-Kent Health Alliance and Co-Author of "Embracing the End of Life. A Practical Guide to Help Those Who Journey With Dying."
Mary Cardinal: VP of Quality and Clinical Services Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance.
Sheri MacLaren: Registered Psychotherapy; Moonstone Counselling.
Dana Proust: BMT, MTA, Owner of DP Music Therapy