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Shoreline Eldercare Alliance Series: Palliative Care for Cancer

March 23, 2019 2:00 pm
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March 23, 2019 4:00 pm
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sea logo“Palliative Care: Helping People With Serious Illness Get the Care They Want”

Dr. Joseph Sacco will discuss the benefits of palliative care:

  • Appropriate for anyone with serious illness
  • Promotes Choice
  • Helps avoid non-beneficial care
  • Benefits of health care financing changes
  • Expertise and specialization

Dr. Joseph Sacco is board certified in family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. The chief medical officer of the Connecticut Hospice, Inc., founded in 1974 and America’s first hospice, he is also the founder (2004) and former medical director of the palliative medicine consultation service and hospice inpatient service at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center. He is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and has been the palliative medicine director of the New York Reduce Avoidable Hospitalization (NYRAH) grant since 2012, and medical director since 2014. He has published in Health Affairs, the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and the New York Times.

Cosponsored by Shoreline Eldercare Alliance and the Guilford Free Library.

Free and open to all. No registration needed.