"Best Care Possible" brings local hospice and palliative care leaders together

  • Siobhan and Ira at Best Care Possible workshop
  • Participant at the Best Care Possible workshop
  • Participant at the Best Care Possible workshop
  • Panelists at the Best Care Possible workshop
  • Panelists at the Best Care Possible workshop
  • Best Care Possible workshop
  • Ira Byock at the Best Care Possible workshop
Publish Date:: 
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:15am

"I was heartened to be affirmed in my belief in the importance of love to be front and center,
in even the most clinical of settings."

"This conference will give me a guide to make the Palliative Care Team meetings
more productive & meaningful to patients."

"Learning about the patient on a personal level makes the person a real whole person,
with likes and dislikes, etc."

"[Attending this workshop will] enable me to be more connected
in the community for patient resources."

- "Best Care Possible" participants

On June 16, over 120 physicians, clinicians, and faith leaders attended the Hospice Giving Foundation workshop “The Best Care Possible.” This workshop helped frame the importance of collaborating and working together – across disciplines – to improve the quality of end-of-life care.

Dr. Ira Byock, one of the nation’s foremost authorities in palliative care, was the keynote speaker. He, along with a panel of local experts, spoke with attendees about how to communicate with other professionals regarding end-of-life issues while still keeping the patient at the forefront. Attendees also learned about the local clinical, social, and spiritual palliative care and hospice services available to them.

This workshop is part of Hospice Giving Foundation’s commitment to convening the diverse members of the community to best serve patients and their families.

For upcoming workshops, please visit our events page.

We also invite you to view an article about this event from the Monterey County Weekly.

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  • Community Foundation for Monterey County
  • Estate of Laurel Dorothy Schumann
  • Tanimura and Antle
  • Ireland Family Trust
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  • Sand Dollar Charitable Foundation
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