Mayo Clinic Health System will present “Palliative Care: The Art of Personal Caring” by Cory Ingram, M.D., palliative care medical director at Mayo Clinic Health System and assistant professor of palliative medicine at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Ingram will address how palliative care can lead to a better quality of life for seriously ill patients and their families. This free presentation to the public is part of Mayo Clinic Health System’s monthly Speaking of Health community health education series.
The presentation will take place in these three communities:
Waseca: Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in conference room C of the clinic
Fairmont: Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in the main classroom of the hospital
Mankato: Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in conference room 0310 of the hospital
“Palliative care is a specialized team approach to caring for seriously ill people and their families. It helps them live well in the face of advanced illness,” says Dr. Ingram. “The personalized care provided by palliative care teams leads to pain and symptom relief, resulting in better and longer lives for patients.”
Multidisciplinary palliative care teams include physicians, pharmacists, nurses, chaplains, social workers, psychologists, and other care providers that work together with the patient and the patient’s family to address the physical, emotional and spiritual issues impacting the patient’s well-being. The integrated palliative care teams create personalized care plans to help relieve symptoms such as pain, fatigue, constipation, shortness of breath, nausea, loss of appetite and insomnia that are associated with many serious and chronic illnesses. Palliative care teams also assist the patient and the patient’s family in better understanding treatment options and quality of life goals.
Registration for the Speaking of Health “Palliative Care: The Art of Personal Caring” presentation is not required and door prizes will be given away. For more information, please call 507-385-4706 or 1-800-234-6141, extension 5025 (toll free). Previous Speaking of Health topics are viewable via the Mayo Clinic Health System YouTube Channel.
Speaking of Health is a community health education series and does not qualify for clinical continuing education units or clinical contact hour credit. One clock hour credit is available.