Center to Advance Palliative Care Expands Its Public Awareness Efforts
As part of its ongoing educational efforts to increase the public’s understanding of palliative care, CAPC has released a video animation that defines and explains what palliative care is and how it supports people facing serious illness.
The video – among the first of its kind on this subject – compares people facing serious illness to a bridge that needs support. While a serious illness may weaken the foundation, the palliative care team provides that necessary layer of support.
In addition to our animated video, CAPC will also be sharing a series of videos and podcasts that spotlight individual palliative care stories (see Debbie’s story below). And finally, we’re rolling out a series of informative icons geared towards educating the public of this growing medical specialty.
CAPC will be highlighting these tools on its Facebook and Twitter feeds throughout the coming months. Help us disseminate our videos and icons via social media to ensure our public awareness campaign gets maximum reach and attention!
Become a CAPC Member in 2014 and Save for Two Years
CAPC wants to continue to support your efforts as a collaborative partner. As of 2015, we’ll be expanding the tools, training, metrics and technical assistance we provide. We hope you will join us. If you become a member organization in 2014, you will save for two years. One membership fee will cover the cost for your entire institution. Membership is geared to both established palliative care programs and start-ups, as well as all frontline clinicians. Click here for more information and a full list of membership benefits. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please call 212-201-2674.
CAPC Presents: Debbie’s Palliative Care Story
Debbie is a hairdresser and business owner who was unable to work due to neuropathy from multiple myeloma. Debbie’s palliative care team put her back in the driver’s seat by considering her priorities and addressing the pain and stress related to her disease. Hear from Debbie as she returns to the profession she loves as well as Dr. Bridget Tracy, a member of the palliative care team treating her.
My Palliative Care Moment
“Palliative Care? What is that?”
When Tasha Schoppee, RN and Palliative Care Coordinator at Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Florida, asked this pivotal question, she didn’t know it would change her career path forever. This month’s palliative care moment tells Tasha’s story as a young nurse who “fell in love” with the process of helping seriously ill patients and their families cope with the pain and stress of their illnesses. Watch Tasha’s video:
Do you have a palliative care moment to share? Contact Dan.Altano@mssm.edu
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