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Seminar Focuses on "Palliative Care: Improving Quality of Life with Cancer"

 

November 5, 2010

Free dial-up seminar series, Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer, supports cancer survivors, patients

Community members can learn, from the comfort of their homes or offices, about specialized care focused on reducing the pain, stress and symptoms of cancer at 1 p.m. ET November 11. To register for the free one-hour educational event, call 800-278-7837.

Palliative Care: Improving Quality of Life with Cancer is part of the Strong and Smart: Living Well with Cancer dial-up seminar series. Participants listen to medical experts via phone, view presentations on their computers and have an opportunity to ask questions.

The November seminar will cover:

  • The definition of palliative care
  • How palliative care can improve comfort and reduce suffering from cancer
  • How to be sure your medical care helps you reach your goals

Palliative Care: Improving Quality of Life with Cancer will be presented by Connie Beehler, MD, Medical Director for Hospice and Palliative Care at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb. Dr. Beehler is a graduate of Andrews University and Walla Walla University. She received her medical degree from Loma Linda University, where she also completed her residency in internal medicine. She has extensive experience in hospice and palliative medicine and has been in her current position at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center since 2008.

“The Strong and Smart series is a resource for cancer survivors, patients and their families,” said Serena Schmitz, Saint Clare’s Health System’s oncology services director. “The topics are specific to issues they are facing, and they can ask questions of an expert. They may also connect with others facing the same challenges, and they can do it all without leaving home.”

The Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer dial-up seminar series is presented by Saint Clare’s Health System. This education series is offered in collaboration with other Catholic Health Initiatives hospitals. A goal of the series is to make education and information more readily available to a greater number of cancer patients in our community.

About Saint Clare’s Health System
Saint Clare’s Health System, a member of Catholic Health Initiatives, which has served the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895, is the region’s premier provider of community-based healthcare and behavioral health services. Saint Clare’s operates hospitals in Boonton Township, Denville, Dover and Sussex Borough and other facilities located throughout Morris and Sussex counties. For more information, call-1-866-STCLARE (866-782-5273) or visit www.saintclares.org.

 
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