Presentation Title

Medical Aspects of End of Life Care

Type of Presentation

Workshop

Location

Room 1909

Start Date

10-13-2017 9:10 AM

End Date

10-13-2017 10:00 AM

Abstract

When a person chooses hospice care at the end of life, they choose to forego “aggressive and life-sustaining treatments” and desire palliative/comfort measures only. What does that mean? And, why would someone choose to do that? This discussion will focus on how the body responds to disease at the end of life, why many aggressive therapies are no longer beneficial to the individual, and what palliative and comfort measures entail. The presenter will discuss: physical, emotional, and spiritual signs and symptoms of the end of life; aggressive and life-sustaining therapies; palliative and comfort measures; and the hospice team in provision of comfort care.

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Oct 13th, 9:10 AM Oct 13th, 10:00 AM

Medical Aspects of End of Life Care

Room 1909

When a person chooses hospice care at the end of life, they choose to forego “aggressive and life-sustaining treatments” and desire palliative/comfort measures only. What does that mean? And, why would someone choose to do that? This discussion will focus on how the body responds to disease at the end of life, why many aggressive therapies are no longer beneficial to the individual, and what palliative and comfort measures entail. The presenter will discuss: physical, emotional, and spiritual signs and symptoms of the end of life; aggressive and life-sustaining therapies; palliative and comfort measures; and the hospice team in provision of comfort care.