Toowoomba Hospital palliative care physician Dr Patty Lee-Apostol will be guest speaker at the hospitalâ€™s next instalment of the Twilight Talks public lecture series. Dr Lee-Apostolâ€™s presentation, entitled â€˜Living better, dying betterâ€™ will examine end-of-life care with a focus on the support that is available to patients, their families and loved ones.
â€œPalliative care is something that most of us will need to address at some point in time, particularly in relation to older family members or loved ones as they approach the end of their lives,â€ Dr Lee-Apostol said. â€œNaturally it can be something that families are reluctant to talk about, but if you take the steps to discuss advanced care planning, the results can be far less stressful when the time comes that your loved-one needs end-of-life care.
â€œThe presentation will look at the resources we have available to help people, with particular emphasis on developing an end-of-life care plan that the patient and family are comfortable with. â€œWe would encourage anyone interested in knowing more about palliative care to come along.â€
The free lecture will be held at the Toowoomba Hospitalâ€™s Unara Conference Centre, 6pm to 7pm, Thursday 3 November. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Bookings are not required and a light supper will be served.
For more information please call 4616 5563.
Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Media Team