Dorothy Kurtz, RN BSN CHPN clinical coordinator for skilled nursing, rehabilitation and palliative care at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, recently attended a three-day course on end-of-life care in Kansas City, Mo.
The training program, "End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium" was for nurses who conduct continuing education courses for other healthcare providers.
Kurtz was one of more than 100 nurses from across the United States to attend the program. Topics included nursing care at the end of life; pain and symptom assessment and management; cultural considerations; ethical issues; communication; loss, grief and bereavement; preparation for and care at the time of death; and achieving quality care at the end of life.
Kurtz is a member of the LMH Palliative Care Consultation Team.
For more information about palliative care and Lawrence Memorial Hospital, visit the hospital's Web site at www.lmh.org.