28TH GERIATRIC SYMPOSIUM
CONTINUING THE JOURNEY:
ADVANCED DEMENTIA AND THE END OF LIFE
USING MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES TO ENHANCE CARE

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
8:00 am-4:30 pm

The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development
Michigan State University
3535 Forest Road
Lansing, Michigan 48910

Registration is no longer available.

Objectives:

  • Compare the medical, palliative, and faith perspectives of the final stages of life.
  • Apply knowledge about advanced dementia through case-based learning.
  • Discuss issues a family encounters when a person chooses to die at home.
  • Recognize that when all care providers know a patient’s story, they can better manage patient care, allowing the patient to live the end of life more fully.

For healthcare interprofessional teams and individuals including:
nurses / nurse practitioners / social workers / physicians / physician assistants / psychologists /
psychiatrists / rehabilitation specialists / and others who work with older adults
Visit www.gecm.msu.edu or email gecm@msu.edu for more information

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