Palliative care specialist, Steven Pantilat, MD, FAAHPM, MHM, will lead the upcoming informational session, "Living Well with Serious Illness." Dr. Pantilat states "Being diagnosed with a serious illness can feel overwhelming and frightening. Between the initial shock and the confusing terminology flying around, it's hard to understand what exactly the diagnosis is-and how it will affect your life. Whether its cancer, heart failure, lung disease, stroke, Alzheimer's, or Parkinson's the question that haunts patients and caregivers alike is the same: what happens next?"
Dr, Steven Pantilat is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, the Kates-Burnard and Hellman Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care, and the founding Director of UCSF Palliative Care Program. He is the author of his new book for the public about how to live well with serious illness titles, "Life After Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and their Caregivers" that was published by DeCapo Lifelong Books in 2017.
The number of attendees is limited to allow for informal discussion and audience questions, so RSVPs are requested. To reserve a place, please call 707-996-0311 or 707-935-5257 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Living Well with Serious Illness" is sponsored by Sonoma Valley Hospital, Community Health Center, Elder Resource Alliance, Vintage House, Hospice By The Bay, and MyCare, MyPlan, Speak Up. Community Partners are" F.I.S.H., North Bay Alzheimer's Association, SVTV-Channel 27, and KSVY 91.3 FM.