Why You Should Care: The Role of Palliative Medicine in Patient-Centered Care


On June 17th, 2011 Sutter Health East Bay Region of California sponsored a symposium titled, “Why You Should Care:  The Role of Palliative Medicine in Patient-Centered Care.”  The event was directed by Stephen Lockhart, MD, PhD who is the regional vice president and chief medical officer of Sutter Health East Bay Region and board member of the Cunniff-Dixon Foundation.  File attachments as seen below are PDF files of power point presentations delivered at the event. 
PHOTO:  (From Left to Right:  Stephen Lockhart, MD, PhD; Jeffrey Stoneberg, DO; Claudie Bolduc, MPH; Robert Martensen, MD, PhD; Eric Widera, MD)
The symposium was emotional, informative and exciting in a few specific ways:  The speakers, including CDF’s Robert Martensen, MD, PhD as the keynote speaker, were spectacluar and covered a wide range of topics including goals of care, prognosis, pain management, and communicating bad news.  Further, CDF provided Sutter Health with a version of a recent project with the American College of Surgeons called, Palliative Care:  A Clinical Guide (taken from the original Surgical Palliative Care:  A Residents Guide), which was distributed to every attendee at the symposium.  Lastly, it was amazing to see two of the speakers at the day long symposium at work, Eric Widera, MD and Jeffrey Stoneberg, DO, who are recipients of Cunniff-Dixon/Hastings Center Physican Awards from the past two years.
Get to know Jeffrey Stoneberg in the breif clip below: