Palliative Care: Improving Quality of Life for the Seriously Ill

Woman helping man off bed, walker in front of him

Date:

February 26, 2013

Time:

6:00 p.m. – Registration
6:30 p.m. – Program

Location:

RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

 

Program

When we think of “the seriously ill,” many of us conjure up images of individuals who are older, or in hospitals, or near the end of their lives. In fact, people of all ages suffer from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and health care professionals are always looking for more effective ways to relieve and prevent suffering among their patients and to enhance the quality of care.

How do we improve palliative care training for health practitioners, and how do we better engage patients in the health care decisionmaking process? Join us for an important discussion on what we know—and what we need to know—about the delivery of palliative care services.

Featured Speaker

Karl Lorenz
Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
Palliative Care Consultant and General Internist, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

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