Advancing Palliative Care Through Education
Every day, Life Quality Institute works to improve quality of life for individuals and families facing serious or life-limiting illness. Our goal is to transform healthcare in Colorado by equipping healthcare professionals and caregivers with the knowledge and skills they need to provide the best person- and family-centered care possible. Our hope is for patients like Mel.
Mel is a soft-spoken, retired engineer living with lung cancer. Through good palliative care education and practice, healthcare professionals treating him will have the expertise and tools they need to discover and respect what is important to Mel and his family. Mel’s pain and other symptoms will be controlled. His anxieties and fears will be heard and eased. His wife and family caregivers will have access to the resources and emotional support they need. In short, they will receive palliative care. As a result, Mel and his family will have peace of mind and the best possible quality of life, even as his disease progresses.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about palliative care and the many resources LQI offers — for healthcare professionals, caregivers, and the community.
Learn How You Can Have “The Conversation”
LQI invites you to spend a day with Harriet Warshaw, Exeutive Director, The Conversation Project:
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Donor Alliance, Lowry
Harriet will walk you through The Conversation Project Starter Kit and present strategies for introducing conversations about advance care planning into your community/organization. The Conversation Project is a national initiative that offers a new model for personal and community involvement in the impoortant topic of advance care planning.
Registration is only $25 and includes lunch. (See sidebar to register.) For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-398-6326.