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August 21, 2018 bchc-news

Palliative Care & Advanced Planning Seminar

On Monday, September 10th from 6-7pm, BCHC memory loss and palliative care specialist, Joni Henderson, ARNP will provide a free seminar in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library.

During this free seminar, attendees will learn about care options for those experiencing a serious, chronic, or life-limiting illness and will also learn how to protect personal healthcare wishes through advanced directives and completion of an IPOST; a standardized form that converts a personal treatment choices into actionable medical orders should the patient be unable to voice those wishes at the time of medical treatment.

Presenter Joni Henderson, ARNP is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has an extensive background in palliative and memory care with clinical interests in palliative care, memory disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and geriatrics.  Henderson offers a Palliative Care & Memory Clinic at BCHC, providing patients with coordination of care and treatment, increased understanding of the illness along with treatment options, ongoing evaluation of disease progression, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, evaluation of memory loss and safety concerns, and support and education for patients and their families.

Sponsored by Buchanan County Health Center, the final seminar, focused on Parkinson’s disease will be held in October.  For all other information, please visit bchealth.org or follow “Buchanan County Health Center” on Facebook.

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