Palliative Care Presentation Offered on October 26
Presentation is free and open to all
October 14, 2010
Rev. Dr. Douglas Dunlap
In conjunction with Pastoral Care Week, the Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) Board of Chaplains is offering a workshop titled, “A Team Approach to Palliative Care in the Inpatient Setting: A Chaplain’s Perspective” featuring Rev. Dr. Douglas Dunlap on Tuesday, October 26, from 1–3 p.m. in the Chisholm Room. The workshop is free and open to all.
Palliative care is an approach, which improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing life-threatening illness, through the prevention, assessment and treatment of pain and other physical, psychosocial and spiritual problems. It is appropriate for people of any age and at any point in an illness.
In this presentation, Dunlap will describe the multidisciplinary composition of the palliative care service; the interface of palliative care with other medical center units and services; the nature of palliative care ranging from medication management, to the use of music, journaling, and art; family support services; and family and patient decision-making paradigms. Pediatric and adult case examples will be cited and there will be opportunities for discussion.
Dunlap is a member of the FMH Board of Chaplains and has been a volunteer chaplain at Franklin Memorial Hospital since 1997. In 2009, he was engaged in a residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where he served as a chaplain member of the palliative care medicine service. He was also assigned to hematology/oncology services, serving patients, family members of patients, and members of the staff. Dr. Dunlap is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School where he earned the Master of Divinity degree.
For more information contact the hospital’s chaplain Rev. Marriott Churchill at 779-2509 or 1-800-398-6031, ext. 2509.
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