The MSMS Foundation is pleased to announce its conference, titled "Supporting End-of-Life Care". The conference will take place at the MSMS Headquarters, East Lansing, on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
End-of-life care is complex and uniquely challenging requiring support from physicians, families, and caregivers. However, physicians are often times inadequately prepared to manage end-of-life care and engage in difficult conversations. This conference will provide insight on the complexities of end-of-life care and guidance in maintaining the best quality-of-life for the patient.
- Thomas Lynch, Funeral Director, Author of "The Good Funeral: Death, Grief and the Community of Care"
- Leslie Brickner, MD, Director of Hospice, Henry Ford Health System and
Kristine Chasteen, Henry Ford Health System
- Nadia Tremonti, MD, Medical Director for Palliative Care, Children's Hospital of Michigan and Medical Director, Kaleidoscope Kids Hospice, Henry Ford Hospice
- Kathryn Smolinski, MSW, Director of Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic, Wayne State University
- Carolyn Stramecki, Director, Honoring Healthcare Choices
- Rose Seavolt, BSN, RN, CCP, Advance Care Planning Coordinator and Next Steps Organizational Faculty, Spectrum Health System, Grand Rapids.
Learning objectives include:
- Explain best practices in communication and outreach strategies
- Summarize the Physician's responsibility as the end-of-life draws near
- Define the Patient Self Determination Act and other ethical and legal issues
- Apply Advance Care Planning and implementation practices
- Describe recommendations to assist in maintaining the best quality of life for the patient
- Compare the Gunderson Model of end of life care to other models
For more information about this conference or to register, please visit msms.org/eo; or contact Caryl Markzon at 517/336-7575.