Please join us for a webinar on May 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM EDT
COVID-19 Health Care Considerations for Catholics presented by Diane McCarthy, MA, BCC
According to the Catholic Health Association, it occurs far too often in today’s health care system — people who are in pain and suffering do not get the relief they need from physical, emotional and spiritual distress. During this time of extreme vulnerability, both patients and families need the support provided by palliative care teams to keep them informed, manage pain, ensure continuity of care and meet their spiritual needs. It’s well established that patients, families and caregivers benefit from this attention to body, mind and spirit.
Palliative care is both a philosophy of care and an organized, highly structured system for delivering care that identifies and addresses the physical, psychological, spiritual and practical burdens of illness. It expands traditional disease-model medical treatments to include the goals of enhancing quality of life for patients and family members. Palliative care can be applied early in the course of illness or with later-stage therapies that are intended to prolong life. Vigorous pain management and symptom control are integrated into all stages of treatment.
Join us for a live workshop that will address what palliative care is, the importance of advance care planning, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic, and how Catholic Church teaching supports both.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. There will be an opportunity to have your questions answered at the end of the presentation.