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Educating Families about Comfort Care in Advanced Dementia

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Educating Families about Comfort Care in Advanced Dementia

Time: February 1, 2012 from 4pm to 5:30pm
Location: School of Social Work, 2080 West Mall, Room 200
Street: School of Social Work, 2080 West Mall, Room 200
City/Town: UBC
Website or Map: http://www.crpd.ubc.ca/
Phone: Deborah O'Connor (604)822-5299
Event Neighbourhood and Type: community, education
Organized By: Deborah O'Connor
Latest Activity: Jan 25, 2012

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Event Description

Please join us for an open colloquium being hosted by the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia (CRPD)!


Presenter: Dr. Marcel Arcand, MD, MSc
Professor, Family Medicine at the University of Sherbrook
Researcher, Sherbrooke Research Centre on Aging.

We are delighted to have Dr. Marcel Arcand, present his work related 
to working with Families about Comfort Care in Advanced Dementia. His 
presentation is designed to help participants:
a) gain better understanding of the relevance of the palliative/comfort 
care option in advanced dementia;
b) Know factors that influence families who represent patients to choose life-prolonging therapy vs. comfort care only;
c) Learn about ongoing research done on the acceptability and usefulness of a booklet for families about demetnia end-of-life issues.

Please join us for a discussion about this interesting and important 
topic! We look forward to seeing you.

If you have questions feel free to contact Deborah O'Connor 
(604)822-5299 or via email at <deborah.oconnor@ubc.ca>

Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia 
School of Social Work, UBC 
2080 West Mall, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2 
Phone: 604-822-6872 Fax: 604-822-8656

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