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End of Life Care: A hidden and often ignored, yet essential area of care


Lisa Krieger, a reporter at the San Jose Mercury News, will talk about her award-winning series: "The Cost of Dying," which earned a 2012 Excellence in Journalism award from the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter. She'll describe obstacles and challenges in reporting, and how she got around them.

Steven Pantilat, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, the Alan M. Kates and John M. Burnard Endowed Chair in Palliative Care, and founding director of the UCSF Palliative Care Program. Dr. Pantilat is also the director of the UCSF Palliative Care Leadership Center that trains teams from hospitals across the country how to establish Palliative Care Services. He will discuss recent innovations in palliative care practice.

Dr. V.J. Periyakoil, Director of Palliative Care Education and Training, Stanford University. Director, Stanford University Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program, Stanford University, Director, VA Interprofessional Fellowship in Palliative Care, VA Palo Alto Health Care System System. and Associate Director, Palliative Care Services, VA Palo Alto Health Care System System . She will talk about cross-cultural health issues that arise in working with patients and families.

Laurie Udesky, Moderator, independent health journalist, member of the Board of Directors, Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter, and member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Brought to you by the SPJ Nor Cal chapter and the Bay Area chapter of AHCJ.

Light refreshments will be served, $5 donation requested to defray cost of food.

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  • Laurie

    I organized this and was pleased to see such a great turnout, lively presentations, and a multilayered discussion following the talks.

    January 18, 2013

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