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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Palliative Care: Symptom Control for Serious Illness

A serious illness changes all parts of your life.  You might feel powerless or alone.  Join Dr. Mark Yackely, internal medicine, Janet Grilliot, APRN, and Liz Terry, MSW from Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County to find out how palliative care can help ease the burden of care.  Hear first-hand what these services meant to a patient and family.  Learn more about how palliative care delivers symptom management and comfort care at any stage of a serious illness.

Doors open at 4:45 p.m.

Boxed dinner served at 5:00 p.m.

Q&A begins at 5:30 p.m.

The Pavilion at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center

1701 E 23rd Ave., Hutchinson, Kan.


Education Day


Bringing Dignity & Grace


Palliative Care

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 - Hess Education Center, McPherson Hospital

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 - Community Room, Trade Center in Hutchinson

 9:00 a.m. - noon

Sue Lyn Schramm, MA will guide us to understand the uses and benefits of palliative care.  Sue Lyn has more than 20 years' experience as a health care executive and sonsultant specializing in hospice and palliative care.  NHPCO Edge, the organization she directs, is committed to profoundly enhancing quality of life for dying Americans and their loved ones.

Amy Claassen, MACM will help us recognize the different ways individuals persnally experience spirituality at the end of life.  Before Amy became a hospice chaplain at Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County, she served as a hospice social worker.  Ordained through the Mennonite Church, she currently leads grief support groups for caregivers and and children affected by loss.

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