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Monday, February 8, 2010

St. Francis is local host for national teleconference on end-life care

INDIANAPOLIS – The St. Francis Palliative Medicine program will be the local host of a free national teleconference focused on cancer and end-of-life care decisions

The Hospice Foundation of America’s 17th annual National Bereavement Teleconference 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 24.

The program will include a panel of experts addressing care options related to cancer diagnoses, as well as loss and grief issues experienced by patients and their families, and professional caregivers. It also will focus on the psychological aspects of cancer, pain management and ethical issues related to the disease.

Locally, the conference will be broadcast at the St. Francis Hospital auditorium, 1600 Albany St., Beech Grove.

To register or learn more about the conference, call Dawn Webb at 317-783-8930. Professional caregivers seeking continuing education units will be required to participant in local discussion after the event.

More information about the St. Francis Palliative Medicine program is at