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Teleconference focuses on diversity and end-of-life care

LAKE PLACID - On Wednesday, April 29, High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care will host a teleconference examining how diversity influences end-of-life decision making and the impact that culture has at the time of death and during bereavement. One of the goals is to increase sensitivity by helping professionals acknowledge how their own cultural values and assumptions influence delivery of care. The program will also discuss challenges that may occur when cultural considerations raise ethical concerns or create moral distress.

Presented by the Hospice Foundation of America, the teleconference will be held at the US Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid from 1:30-4:30 p.m. The presentation will be of interest to nurses, caregivers, social workers, case managers, funeral directors and clergy, as well as anyone offering support to those with a terminal condition.

The teleconference is free and open to the public but advance registration is requested. To register or to obtain more information, contact Kathy Sauers at 891-9631, ext. 117 or by e-mail at kathysauers@highpeakshospice.com.

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