Joseph Semmes MD will speak in Tamworth on ‘Serious Illness Communication’.
Learn How to Help Your Doctors Help You and Your Family, at the Cook Memorial Library on Wednesday, June 17th at 7:00 p.m..
Dr. Semmes will go beyond the insights of Atul Gawande MD in the New York Times bestseller ‘Being Mortal’ and will discuss how communication is the crucial intervention in serious illness, particularly for the elderly or those with chronic life limiting conditions. He will review the best evidence on patient, physician and system factors and therapies that are potentially underused and overused. Many emerging initiatives like The Conversation Project, Respecting Choices and The Serious Illness Conversation Guide are helping patients and families navigate landscapes that are difficult in a busy medical world of many specialists. Semmes believes the system needs to become more "patient and family-centered". After the talk you will be better prepared to help yourself or your family member obtain a higher level quality of care.
This free talk is brought to you by the Cook Memorial Library, in Tamworth Village, and it is open to all. Call the library at 323-8510 for more information.