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Knowledge Is Power: Palliative Care

Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Palliative Care Program is excited to welcome international palliative care
expert, Thomas J. Smith, M.D., to share information about the growing field of palliative medicine.

What Is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is dedicated care provided by a team of palliative care physicians, nurses, chaplains and other specialists to provide relief of the symptoms, pain, suffering and stress of serious illness, regardless of the diagnosis. Members of this team work with the patient’s primary physician to create a comprehensive plan across the continuum of care. Palliative care helps at any stage of illness and can serve as a complement to curative treatments or be the primary focus of care.

How Can Palliative Care Help Me?
The Palliative care team identifies the individual needs of each patient and their family. The team provides emotional support to enhance quality of life and to clarify the individual’s goals of care. Palliative care brings expertise in symptom management and the transitions of care related to serious illness, ensuring that open and honest communication occurs.

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013

Location: Grand Oaks, Commons, 5901 MacArthur Blvd, N.W., Washington, D.C.

9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., Registration and Continental Breakfast
10 a.m. – Noon, Lecture, Panel Discussion, Q&A Session

Featuring: Thomas J. Smith, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.C.O.
Director of Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Professor of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Harry J. Duffey Family Professor of Palliative Medicine

Registration: Free. To complete required registration, please call Public Relations at 202-537-4700
or visit Space is limited.

Funded by a generous grant to the Sibley Foundation.


Saturday, May 11, 2013 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Sibley Hospital, Grand Oaks, Commons
5901 MacArthur Blvd, NW
Washington, DC

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