Saturday, November 7, 2009

Emory Hospitals to Host Palliative Care Seminars Tuesday, Nov. 10

Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown will each host a public presentation as part of National Palliative Care Month. “Palliative Care: What Is It and Who Needs It?” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m.

Palliative care is a medical specialty that focuses on the many ways serious illness affects patients and their families. The goal is to help the whole person by relieving the physical and non-physical suffering disease may bring through a network and team of physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains and pharmacists. Emory's palliative care team physicians are certified by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Palliative Care: What Is It and Who Needs It?
The seminars will feature physicians and nurse practitioners on the Emory Palliative Care Team. Refreshments will be served, and there will be an opportunity for questions and answers after the presentation.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

5 p.m.

Emory University Hospital - Auditorium
1364 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, Ga., 30322

Emory University Hospital Midtown - Glenn Auditorium
550 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Ga., 30308
For additional information, please contact Debbie Gunter at 404-301-5014
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