On Friday, January 15, 2015, from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, the New Jewish Home will present their 13th annual Palliative Care Conference, featuring Dr. Joseph Sacco of Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Kei Okaha, of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and Dr. Elizabeth Lindenberger, Mount Sinai Hospital and Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Icahn School of Medicine and Dr. Jacqueline Yuen, Mount Sinai Hospital
The morning will feature two presentations. First, Dr. Joseph Sacco, Director of the Palliative Medicine Consultation Service and the Hospice Inpatient Unit at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, will give a talk on communication and management strategies for a new healthcare era, defining palliative care and its role in the healthcare environment.
Second, Mount Sinai’s Dr. Elizabeth Lindenberger, Director of the Palliative Medicine Fellowship, and Dr. Jacqueline Yuen, Assistant Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, will discuss the communication skills needed to talk with patients and their families about serious illness and the goals of care, including how to properly address sensitive situations. Following this session, participants will break into small groups for case discussions.
After lunch, Mr. Kei Okada, a spiritual care counselor with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, will talk about the function of spiritual care within hospice and palliative care. Afterwards, participants will break into small study groups.
WHERE: The UJA Federation of New York, 130 East 59th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10022
TICKETS: Conference registration fee is $75. Student registration is $30 with valid ID. Registration fees include breakfast and lunch.
NOTE: Continuing Education Units (CEUs): The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (5.5); New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work (5.5)
By Christa Sullivan