Palliative care event next week

Cayman HospiceCare, in association with Baptist Health International, will host a two-day symposium next week on palliative care.

The conference, which runs from June 5 to 6, marks the first time Cayman HospiceCare has hosted an international event of this nature.

The event will cover modules from the Education on Palliative and End-of-Life Care Curriculum, including pain management and communicating bad news.

The event is targeted towards doctors, nurses, social workers, clergy and other interested healthcare or related professionals, said a Cayman HospiceCare press release.

The modules will be presented by:

? Rose Allen, R.N., MSM/HM, Bioethics & Patient Rights Manager and Chair of the Palliative Steering Council for Baptist Health South Florida;

? Julian F. Naranjo, M.D., Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, South Miami Hospital;

? Pat Collins, R.N.C., MSN, AOCN, CHPN, Consultant for Pain, Oncology & Palliative Care, South Miami Hospital; and

? Douglas Portillo, M.D., Associate Director, Critical Care, Baptist Hospital of Miami

There is a nominal fee for the event of CI$50, which includes meals. For those unable to participate in the entire event, there are rates available for individual modules.

Cayman HospiceCare thanked Appleby and Cayman Airways for their support and sponsorship.

For more information, contact Jennifer Grant-McCarthy at Cayman HospiceCare on 926-2761 or [email protected].

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