Fall Palliative Care Conference

Palliative Care: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Life-Limiting Chronic Disease

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, September 20, 2019
La Crescent Area Event Center
595 Veterans Parkway, La Crescent, MN 55947

Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare with support from the Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin

Program Description: 
A multidisciplinary presentation on palliative medicine in primary care with the goal to provide the audience with tools to be able to explain what palliative medicine is, what the difference is between palliative care and hospice care and to have some basic tools for managing symptoms at the end of life. The program also aims to provide information on how social workers, chaplains, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants and physicians work as a team to provide holistic care for these patients living with complex medical illnesses.

Who Should Attend?
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains, and other allied health professionals.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify the role of palliative medicine for patients diagnosed with a life limiting illness.
  • Recognize the difference between palliative medicine and hospice in our community.
  • Assess the  complexities of providing end of life care for our Veterans
  • Demonstrated knowledge of primary palliative care and apply and learn tools in order to practice primary palliative care.
  • Recognize the interdisciplinary team in palliative medicine and hospice and summarize how they work to support the patient and their family and what their roles are in palliative medicine.

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