Local Experts Discuss Palliative Care for Serious Illness

September 07, 2005

Timothy Quill, M.D.

Local experts on pain management during serious illness such as cancer will participate in a panel discussion set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave.

The talk will focus on managing pain, fatigue and depression, as well as other symptoms and side effects.

Panelists will be Timothy Quill, M.D., director of Center for Palliative Care and Clinical Ethics at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Marcia Buckley, N.P., of the Palliative Care Consult Service at URMC, and Beth Dorscheid, R.N., M.S., director of Hospice Care for Visiting Nurse Service. 

The program is designed to encourage people with serious illnesses or their caregivers to learn more about the broad spectrum of services offered by palliative care specialists.

The program is part of a lecture series presented by the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center and the Palliative Care Consult Service at the University of Rochester Medical Center, in conjunction with American Cancer Society, Gilda’s Club, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Western New York and Visiting Nurse Service.

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