| Please Join Us for the 2nd Webinar in our Series of Cross-Systems I/DD Hospice & Palliative Care Webinars |
Making the Connection: De-Mystifying Palliative Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Webinar
There remains a lack of understanding and a general confusion about Palliative Care within the provider community and the public. This webinar will help to de-mystify Palliative Care. We will explain the difference between palliative care and hospice care, explain the essential services available with palliative care, explore its benefits for persons with developmental disabilities, their families and their caregivers and discuss how to access palliative care.
We will also present the story of how a Palliative Care Physician partnered with the administrative and clinical team within a community ARC group home to develop a community-based palliative care program. This is an inspiring story that demonstrates that access to quality palliative care is possible for persons with developmental disabilities if both systems work together on a shared vision.
Presenters will include professionals from both the Hospice & Palliative Care and I/DD Systems.
Joan Dacher PhD, RN, Sage Colleges:
Joan is the Director of the Doctor of Nursing Science Program, The Sage Colleges in Troy, NY. Joan has extensive experience and expertise with both systems having previously served as the Director of the Palliative Home Care Program at The Community Hospice and in her clinical practice, as a consultant to support staff serving individuals at the end of life at the Rensselaer County Chapter of the NYS ARC.
Nancy S. Knudsen, MD FACP FAAHPM:
Dr. Knudsen is the Medical Director, St. Mary's Healthcare Department of Palliative Medicine. She sees patients in the hospital but also in community settings such as ARC group homes, NYOH offices, and occasionally home visits. Dr. Knudsen has a special interest in the oncology population and DD population as well.
We hope that you can join us as we continue to learn from one another!