Two upcoming palliative care webinars to be hosted by Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

May 14, 2015
Area(s) of Interest: Patient Care Professional Development & Education 

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) has announced two upcoming palliative care webinars. The first, “If Only Someone Had Warned Us: Talking with patients about risks,” takes place on May 28 and will feature Daniel R. Hoefer, M.D.

This webinar explores how to better recognize pre-terminal patients and the potential harm that can be caused by continuing traditional care. Dr. Hoefer will talk about the importance of identifying a patient’s values prior to traditional interventions – especially in the advanced elderly – and when a patient is at risk for cognitive or functional decline.

The second webinar,  “Soothing the Spirit: Providing Spiritual Care to Palliative Care Patients,” takes place on June 17 and will feature Rev. Susan Cosio, board-certified chaplain for Sutter Medical Center.

This webinar answers the question, “What are the spiritual issues commonly faced by palliative care patients and their families?” Rev. Cosio will examine spirituality as a key dimension of palliative care, and clarify the role and work of the chaplain on the interdisciplinary team.

The CCCC is a statewide partnership of regional and statewide organizations and individuals dedicated to the advancement of palliative medicine and end-of-life care in California.

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