Expert on Palliative Care to Present Free Community Lecture 05/07/2014
DOYLESTOWN – One of the nation’s foremost palliative care physicians will present a free community program on end-of-life care on Monday, May 19 at 7 pm in the auditorium of Lenape Middle School (313 West State Street, Doylestown).
Ira Byock, MD will present, “The Best Care Possible through the End of Life: What It Is and How to Get It.”
Everybody wants “the best care possible” for their loved ones and themselves through the very end of life. Excellent medical and nursing care is essential, but not sufficient. The best care must reflect the personal values and preferences of the patient and their family. It takes a family, it takes a caring community, and it takes love. The challenge is to know what is possible, and how to get it.
Ira Byock, MD, from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, is one of the foremost palliative care physicians in the country. Rich with stories and examples of programs that work, this presentation reveals practical ways of getting the best care for yourself and those you love. Much better care through the end of life is not only affordable, but actually well within reach. This FREE event includes a book signing featuring Dr. Byock’s The Best Care Possible.