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Public Invited to Hear Physician & Author Dr. Pauline Chen

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Hospice of Dayton and Hospice of Miami County will present Dr. Pauline Chen as guest speaker on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at the Victoria Theatre. Dr. Chen’s October engagement will focus on “Our Best Selves: A Surgeon’s Reflections of Compassionate Leadership.”

When Pauline Chen began medical school, she dreamed of saving lives. As a student, resident and doctor, Dr. Chen believes she found herself wrestling with medicine’s most profound paradox–that a profession premised on caring for the ill also systematically depersonalizes dying. As she continued her career, she discovered that depersonalizing patients didn’t make her a better doctor – or person. She decided to adopt a different approach by offering compassionate care to her patients. Dr. Chen will talk about her transformation and how she encourages her fellow physicians to make the change as well.

Dr. Chen’s presentation is open to the public at no cost, as a gift to the community for their generous support of the mission of the two community non-profit hospice organizations.  “We are honored to present Dr. Chen,” Hospice of Dayton President/CEO Kent Anderson explains.  “She has devoted her career to changing how the health care industry sees patients, emphasizing that doctors should not short circuit their own emotions.”  Heather Bolton, Executive Director of Hospice of Miami County, calls Dr. Chen “an inspiration and strong advocate for the compassionate care model that is the mission of Hospice of Miami County and Hospice of Dayton.”

Ticket information is available by contacting the Victoria Theatre box office at



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