21st Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Palliative and supportive cancer care is a rapidly evolving specialty. Many physicians are unaware of the need for whole-patient care and attention to quality of life improvements outside treatment of the primary disease. While cancer therapies are indeed crucial, the evolution of non-traditional health care settings places increasing emphasis on supportive care methods to improve quality of life for patients with advanced disease.
Caring for the cancer patient in the advanced stages of disease is particularly challenging to the healthcare team. It requires attending to the many dimensions of care including medical, psychosocial, ethical, and spiritual needs. In its 21st year, the Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, Hospice & Palliative Medicine Conference continues to offer participants’ educational updates to help them successfully implement new techniques and treatments in clinical practice to improve patient care and outcomes.
After attending the conference, participants should be able to:
- Provide effective communication with patients in the advanced stages of cancer or debilitating disease and provide quality End-of-Life Care (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes);
- Identify and interpret the moral and ethical dilemmas encountered in palliative care, incorporating supportive care strategies to improve patient care (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes);
- Practice state-of-the-art pain and symptom management for patients with advanced disease (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes);
- Apply palliative care principals to life threatening disease in populations not limited to cancer patients (knowledge, competence, performance).
For more information and registration, visit: http://bit.ly/2c5Lc1S
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Robert Lee Clark Clinic Building, Floor 11