Date & Time
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Our educational and institutional healthcare systems often fail in the care of patients at the end of life but there are ways we can transform them. End of life is experienced by all patients, requiring a unique set of skills by their caregivers, but those in the healthcare professions often lack the skills to effectively deal with their dying patients. Our healthcare institutions are designed to care for patients with acute episodic illnesses and geared toward recovery, but many patients have chronic progressive life-limiting illnesses and will not recover.
In this workshop, we will discuss how the absence of proper education leads to misunderstanding about the nature and goals of medical care—and increased suffering for clinicians, patients, and family—and how we can re-envision a more humane end-of-life care process.
A Two-Day Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, February 10 – 11, 2018, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
$405 (Member & Nonmember) Early Bird $370 by 1/12/18
New York Open Center