Workshop slated for end of life care

Dakota Prairie Helping hands would like to invite everyone to the presentation: “End of Life: Care of Pain and Symptoms.”Posted Sept. 26, 2013

Dakota Prairie Helping hands would like to invite everyone to the presentation: “End of Life: Care of Pain and Symptoms.”

Mavis Jewitt, RN, Certified Hospice Nurse will b speaking form her experience as a hospice nurse on the care of persons nearing the end of life, whether it be from terminal illness or the natural aging process.

She will be discussing the different symptoms and options of care, as well as care of the pain that frequently accompanies these illnesses.

Mavis has 40 years of work experience including: hospital nursing, teaching, and starting a successful hospice program in Spearfish, S.D. She was also a medical missionary to Haiti. Mavis continues to teach and consult in addition to working as a hospice nurse.

The conference will be held in three locations and times for the convenience of everyone in the service area.

• Monday, Oct. 8 at 8 a.m. at New Hope Worship Center in Lemmon.

• Monday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. at Hettinger Lutheran Church in Hettinger.

• Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 8 a.m. at Southwest Healthcare Long-term Care Chapel in Bowman.

While the intended audience is nurses, nursing assistants, pastors, caregivers and anyone assisting with the care of, or has a loved one suffering from a terminal or painful disease, but is also open to the public for anyone wanting more information.

The conference is free of charge. Please register ahead of time to ensure DPHH has the proper amount of handouts for everyone at 701-567-4975.







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