End-of-Life Seminar for Health Care Professionals Presented by Home Care Solutions and Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home

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Dr. Nessa Coyle, renowned palliative care nurse consultant and research scholar specializing in end-of-life care and clinical ethics in oncology, to be Featured Speaker at Seminar for Health Care Professionals

Addressing ethical dilemmas in providing end of life care, Dr. Nessa Coyle, ACHPN, FAAN, a renowned palliative care nurse consultant and research scholar, will be the featured speaker at a seminar for nurses and other health care professionals in greater New Orleans. Dr. Coyle is the former Director of the Supportive Care Program of the Pain and Palliative Care Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and the founder of their nurse practitioner clinical fellowship program.

This event is co-sponsored by Home Care Solutions of Metairie and Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home. It will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 9:00AM-12:30PM in the chapel of Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home at 1600 No. Causeway Blvd, Metairie. CEU credits* (3 hours with a $5 application fee) will be offered for nurses and social workers, and space is limited. Registration will begin at 8:30AM. An RSVP is required by May 16, 2016 and may be made at RSVP(at)homecareneworleans(dot)com.

Dr. Coyle’s presentation is entitled “Exploring Ethical Dilemmas in Providing Care at the End-of-Life: Challenges for the Health Care Team.” A panel discussion and case presentation by local professionals will follow her presentation ending with questions and answers from attendees. The panel participants will include Avis Lagrange, MSC, LCSW, Care Coordinator Social Worker, People’s Health Network; Dr. Cori Morrison, MD, Director of Palliative Care at Children’s Hospital New Orleans and assistant Professor of Pediatrics, division of Hematology/Oncology at LSUHSC; and Robin Rome, MSN, FNP-C, ACHPN, Director of Palliative Care Services at West Jefferson Medical Center.

Moderated by Betty Tedesco and Dianne Boazman McGraw, both licensed social workers and certified Aging Life Care Managers who provide care management and caregiver services through their company, Home Care Solutions of Metairie. The event will be hosted by Stephen L. Sontheimer, funeral director/consultant, and Billy C. Henry, managing partner, at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home which has been serving families of all faiths at all cemeteries since 1916.

*This program was approved for 3.0 hours of continuing education credit for nursing education. The Nursing Education Committee of West Jefferson Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Central Accreditation Program, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
*This program was approved for 3.0 General contact hours of continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers -- Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

For More information, contact Betty Tedesco or Dianne McGraw
Home Care Solutions
504-828-0900

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