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Clinic to host workshop on palliative care April 6
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MONROE - Palliative care is the medical specialty focused on relief of pain, nausea and other symptoms of life-limiting illness. Learn how palliative care can ease the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of serious short-term and long-term illness.Monroe Clinic's Gaines Richardson, M.D., will host "Palliative Care," a community workshop designed to educate the general public on palliative care at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 6, at Founders Hall, lower level of the clinic building. The public is invited to attend this free event, which will cover information regarding who should ask for palliative care; management of disease symptoms such as pain, nausea and depression; spiritual support for your health; and, advance care planning and medical decision makingRichardson cares for seriously ill patients, working in partnership with the patient's primary physician and other medical specialists.