Saturday, May 14, 2016

May Update

Wanted to check in as I gave out my web site to attendees of a Cognitive Behavioral Research conference held at City of Hope this last weekend. I found the program very helpful and feel more comfortable using deep breathing and guided imagery to help calm my anxious patients and to provide new options for pain control. I also learned about effective ways to minimize fatigue and insomnia.

My next lecture will be on June 1st at City of Hope to help educate bedside nurses to provide compassionate evidence-based end of life care based on my CARES Tool. Teams of trained nurses will be established on the 4th and 5th floors. I am thrilled the CARES Tool is slowly being utilized throughout City of Hope.

I was honored to find out Huntington Memorial in Pasadena is going house wide with the CARES Tool in June as part of their effort to improve care of the dying at their institution, and I love the re-design they developed for the tool.

So, as you can see all continues to go forward.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Take care.