Compassion in Action
Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Friday, March 30, 2012 at 6:30 PM (PDT)
Free Community Lecture
“The Best Care Possible” – What It is and How To Get It
Presented by Ira Byock, MD
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Santa Clara University Mayer Theater
Compassion in Action Conference
Providing "The Best Care Possible" Through the End of Life
Friday, March 30, 2012, 7:30 am – 5:15 pm
Center of Performing Arts Recital Hall
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm, Reception & Book Signing, Adobe Lodge
Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053
Welcome - Sally Adelus, President & CEO, Hospice of the Valley and Dale G. Larson, PhD, Professor of Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University Department of Counseling Psychology, Conference Chairs
Providing “The Best Care Possible” Through the End of Life - Ira Byock, MD, Director of Palliative Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Professor, Dartmouth Medical School
Wounded Warriors: Their Last Battle - Deborah Grassman, NP, Bay Pines Veterans Administration Medical Center
Family Meanings and the Death of a Loved One: Understanding and Helping - Janice Nadeau, RN, PhD, Minnesota Human Development Consultants
The Challenge of Caring: Putting Your Empathy to Work Without Burning Out - Dale G. Larson, PhD
Panel Discussion - Neal E. Slatkin, MD, Vice President Medical Services & Chief Medical Officer, Hospice of the Valley, Moderator
COST: $105 before February 15. $125 after February 15. Includes Friday program and reception, continental breakfast and lunch, hardcover copy of The Best Care Possible by Ira Byock, and 6 CEs and/or CMEs. Space is limited. Pre-conference lecture is free and open to the community.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Hospice of the Valley is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 04462 and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider Number 712 for 6 contact hours for nurses, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. Hospice of the Valley is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CMEs will be provided for physicians by the California Hospice & Palliative Care Organization. Hospice of the Valley maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
FOR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS: Contact Chelsea Mathis at email@example.com or call 408.559.5600, ext. 5464.
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
PLATINUM LEVEL: California HealthCare Foundation
GOLD LEVEL: Dignity Memorial
SILVER LEVER: Mission Hospice and Home Care, Optimal Hospice
BRONZE LEVEL: Heartland Hospice, Hospice of Santa Cruz County, Leiter’s Pharmacy, Visiting Angels San Jose
COPPER LEVEL: Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, Pallium India-USA
ENDORSED BY: California Hospice and Palliative Care Association
When & Where
Hospice of the Valley and Santa Clara University Department of Counseling Psychology
We affirm dignity and hope for those facing serious illness by providing comfort through compassionate palliative, hospice and grief care. We strenghten our community through advocacy, education, research and volunteerism.
The executive leadership at Hospice of the Valley is among the top thought leaders for hospice care in the country. Our legacy of community educational programs, advocacy and outreach sets the standard for quality hospice care state-wide and nationally.
Founded in 1979, Hospice of the Valley was the first not-for-profit hospice care organization to serve the community of Santa Clara County.