Palliative care provides specialized medical attention and a personal approach to relieving the symptoms of serious illness while complimenting treatments and medications with patient care for the body, mind and spirit.
Mercy Clinic palliative care specialist Dr. Rhonda Gaugh will present information about palliative care at a Lunch and Learn program at noon on Wednesday, June 19, in the conference center at Mercy Hospital Jefferson.
The program will discuss the difference between hospice and palliative care, which patients benefit the most from the specialized service, and how the team delivers holistic care to the patient throughout disease progression.
Palliative care providers work cooperatively with a patient’s personal physicians and disease specialists. Palliative care is often helpful for people with cancer, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and many other diagnoses.
Reservations are required for the Lunch and Learn program. Please call Deb Cambron at 636-933-5766 before June 12 to reserve a seat.