The Essentia Institute of Rural Health will hold a public program on the role of palliative care in trauma situations. The Learn4Life program is scheduled from 5-7 p.m., May 25, at Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W. Michigan St., Duluth. The event is complimentary and community members are encouraged to attend.
"This event will explore how Essentia Health is finding new ways to advance trauma care through innovative research," explains EIRH Research Specialist Theo Woehrle.
Dr. Kirstin LeSage, medical director of Essentia’s Supportive and Palliative Care Program, explains that palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It provides relief from the symptoms and stress of serious illness. "The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for both my patients, and their families," Dr. LeSage says. "The palliative care team works together with a patient’s primary medical team to provide an additional layer of support in complex and stressful situations."
Dr. LeSage will be part of an expert panel on the subject, along with Oncologist Dr. Jonathan Sande, who is Essentia’s advance care planning director, and Chaplain Dianne Brooks. Speakers include Dr. Mark Cipolle, director of outcomes research at Christina Care in Newark, Delaware, and Dr. Steven Eyer, a trauma surgeon at Essentia Health. Exhibits and research posters will include information about injury prevention, emergency response, brain injury, distracted driving, and trauma in the elderly.
An RSVP is appreciated but not required. For more information, go to www.essentiainstitute.org/rsvp or email email@example.com. Questions? Call (218) 576-0709.
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