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Pain Management at the End of Life Subject
of Satellite Teleconference

RELEASED: March 9, 2006

HFA logoEAU CLAIRE — The Hospice Foundation of America's 13th annual Live-via-Satellite Teleconference will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire School of Nursing. "Pain Management at the End of Life: Bridging the Gap Between Knowledge and Practice" will be moderated by Frank Senso, professor of public policy and communication at George Mason University and special correspondent with CNN.

The teleconference will cover:

  • Barriers to effective pain control at end of life — ethical, policy, psycho-spiritual, and educational — and how to eliminate or minimize these barriers
  • The ways ethical issues such as "double effect" and "terminal sedation" influence pain control
  • Strategies for assessing pain at the end-of-life for adults, children, and persons with developmental disabilities and/or dementia
  • Current and prospective strategies for the management of pain
  • The roles of physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains and clergy, hospice volunteers, pharmacists, families and patients in managing pain at the end-of-life

The program is free to UW-Eau Claire faculty and students. The cost is $10 per person for those not affiliated with the University. This fee does not cover the optional cost of the companion book or continuing education contact hours, which are offered through The Hospice

Foundation of America. On campus parking will be available at the Water Street and Haas Fine Arts Center lots.

To register or for more information, contact UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education at (715) 836-3636 or toll-free (866) 893-2423, or e-mail ce@uwec.edu.

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