The Art and Science of Palliative Care: Where Medicine, Market and Meaning Meet
6th Interdisciplinary and Interfaith Conference about Palliative and End of Life
The Collaborative for Palliative Care announces its April 3 and 4, 2014 annual conference in New York, “The Art and Science of Palliative Care: Where Medicine, Market and Meaning Meet”
The Collaborative for Palliative Care is a broad-based consortium of over 50 public and private organizations including hospitals, universities, hospices, home care organizations, medical groups and social service providers dedicated to the understanding of palliative care and end of life issues. The Collaborative convenes an annual conference, bringing together speakers who are well known nationally and have made significant contributions to the field of palliative care. This interdisciplinary conference is attended by over 450 professionals from a variety of settings, including physicians, social workers, nurses, chaplains, lawyers, health care managers, ethicists, educators and others.
The conference will include a half day focused primarily on research on Thursday, April 3rd at the Fordham University Westchester campus in West Harrison, NY (2 pm to 7:30 pm), and a full day of keynote presentations and workshops on Friday, April 4th at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY.
Amidst monumental changes in the economics and delivery of health care, practitioners and policy makers are challenged to make palliative care an integral part of services to patients and their families in all health care settings. This conference strives to integrate both the art of palliative care—the meaning for providers, patients and caregivers—as well the science of palliative care which examines evidenced-based practices, treatment approaches and models of care. Participants will learn about strategies and tools to advance palliative care for chronically and seriously ill individuals and their families.