We Are Mortal: Ways to Navigate End-of-Life Discussions. - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

Published on October 23, 2015

Genesis Hospice Sponsors Symposium on Ways to Start End-of-Life Discussions

Zanesville, Ohio (Oct. 23, 2015) – Genesis Hospice is sponsoring a symposium on ways to start a discussion on the care patients and families want at the end of life. The topic is “We Are Mortal: Ways to Navigate End-of-Life Discussions.” The seminar will expand on the research and stories of patients and families in “Being Mortal,” a documentary and book with the same title by Atul Gawande, M.D.

Erin Remster, D.O., medical director, Genesis Palliative Care Specialists, and Andrew Espenlaub, D.O., Genesis Palliative medicine physician, will offer videos and discussions on how to identify goals and wishes.

The symposium is Thursday, Nov. 5, at North Terrace Church in Zanesville. There’ll be a reception, light refreshments and vendor booths at 5 p.m. with the program from 6 to 8 p.m. The symposium is free, and continuing education credits are available. To register, call Genesis Education Services at (740) 586-6535.

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Southeastern Ohio. The system includes Genesis Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital in Zanesville; centers of excellence including Respiratory, Women’s & Children’s, Emergency & Trauma, Cancer Services; Neurosciences & Orthopedics; Center of Surgical Excellence; the Heart and Vascular Institute, an extensive network of more than 300 physicians; and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Affiliates of Genesis include Northside Pharmacies, Northside Oxygen & Medical Equipment Company, Genesis Community Ambulance Service, Genesis Children’s Center and more. Better Begins Here.

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