Miramichi to host palliative care education day

The Miramichi Extra Mural Program will host a palliative care education day for health care professionals working in palliative care today. The sold out event will have Joy Ufema, an internationally recognized lecturer on palliative care provide information about the “Dying Patient as a Person.”

Joy Ufema is a clinical specialist in death and dying and is considered a pioneer in the development of programs for hospice and palliative care. She is currently a clinical specialist at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Maryland, USA , and at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, Maryland. She is the founder and director of AIDS Hospice House and an honorary member of the National Society of Registered Nurses in the United States.

“We are very privileged and excited to have Joy Ufema as a key note speaker at our education session,” says Connie Doucet, palliative care coordinator of the Miramichi Extra Mural Program. “She is a dynamic and inspirational speaker and is at the grass roots of palliative care. Her warm and giving personality is evident to anyone who has seen her speak or read her books.”

The education day is funded through the Department of Health, corporate and community sponsors.

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