USC Upstate to Host Palliative Care Educational Forum, November 10

November 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the University of South Carolina Upstate’s Mary Black School of Nursing have partnered to educate elected officials on the need for Palliative Care legislation in South Carolina during a two-hour educational forum on November 10 on the campus of USC Upstate.

The workshop will be held from 2– 4 p.m. in the Sansbury Campus Life Center Ballroom and will bring together leaders and decision makers in business, health care, patient advocacy, health policy, and government.

Palliative care is specialized medical care that provides patients with serious illnesses, relief from the pain and other symptoms from a disease such as cancer. Palliative care uses a team-based approach to coordinate care and give patients an extra level of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage of a disease, and studies show that it can lower costs without reducing the services patients receive.

This informational event is open to all organizations with an interest in discussing the impact of public policy on patient quality of life issues in our state.

Please RSVP to Beth Johnson at beth.johnson@cancer.org or by calling (843) 858-2310.