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Hospice symposium slated

by on May 17, 2017 1:41 PM

STATE COLLEGE — Medical professionals and community members are invited to a hospice symposium at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the Mount Nittany Medical Center Auditorium, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College.

Sponsored by Centre Crossings Hospice, a service of Centre HomeCare, the event will feature professionals in the industry who will address services and end-of-life care.

The symposium's topics and speakers include:

■ "What Is Palliative Care and Hospice?", Dr. Paul Wooley, medical director, Centre Crossings Hospice

■ "The Role of the Palliative Care Team and Transitioning From Hospital to Home Hospice," Melissa Galloway, certified registered nurse practitioner, Mount Nittany Medical Center

■ "How Does Hospice Support You?", Sheri Neale, social worker, Centre HomeCare

■ "What Role Does Spirituality Play?", Jeffrey Stormer, hospice chaplain, Centre HomeCare

■ "What Role Does Personal Care Play?", Kurt Knauff, licensed practical nurse, Centre HomeCare

A question-and-answer session with Stephanie Probert, vice president of VNA Health System, will follow the speakers.

Centre HomeCare is an agency of the VNA Health System.

For more information, call (814) 237-7400.



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