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Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton is proud to present author and physician Dr. Pauline Chen for an educational program on September 28. She will address “Compassion, Community and Patient Care” at the Ponitz Center, Sinclair Community College on September 28.
As a transplant surgeon and with experience in caring for terminally ill patients, Dr. Chen came to understand that doctors strive to combat their patients’ sicknesses, but if the battle starts to become a losing one, then doctors do not prepare their patients for inevitable death. Instead, the battle for life and denial of death continues, frequently resulting in many patients dying in a hospital’s intensive care unit while undergoing painful treatment rather than at home, with pain-management, and in peace.
Dr. Chen wants to change this practice. Her book, “Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality” exams the factors that combine to create barriers in end of life care.
Pauline Chen was educated at Harvard University and Northwestern University Medical School and completed her general surgery training at Yale University. Dr. Chen is the recipient of numerous awards, including the UCLA Outstanding Physician of the Year Award in 1999 and the George Longstreth Humanness Award at Yale for most exemplifying empathy, kindness, and care in an age of advancing technology. She is a surgeon specializing in liver and kidney transplants and the treatment of cancer. Dr. Chen presented at the TEDGlobal conference in 2011.
Admission to Dr. Chen’s presentation is free and 1.0 hour of CEU credit is available (pending approval).
How to Go:
When: Monday, September 28, 2015, 7pm
Where: Sinclair Community College. Ponitz Center, Smith Auditorium (Free parking onsite)
Cost: Free – Registration is Required