Benefits of Palliative Care
Dr Steven Wilks, Hospice & Palliative Care Specialist at Suburban Hospital, will lead a discussion on palliative care, how it differs from hospice care, and strategies for families to effectively communicate about the care of a loved one. Dr. Wilks is a 1998 graduate of the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and brings over 23 years of experience working in family medicine. So many of us die badly and expensively -- in fear, in pain, hooked up to tubes and ventilators, being overtreated, and in an ICU instead of being surrounded by loved ones at home. We can do much better, but to do better (i.e., die peacefully, gently, painlessly, and with life tasks completed) requires planning and forethought. Talking about death and dying may seem like a challenging conversation, but in our Aging Well meetings, it is fascinating, constructive, and useful. This event is part of BMAV's Aging Well Shared Interest Group, but since it is co-sponsored by Suburban Hospital it is open to the public.
SPONSOR: Bethesda Metro Area Village
REGISTRATION: Required by Oct 15.
ACCESS: Zoom link will be sent upon registration.