Community Conversations: Finding Your Voice at the End of Life

Hospice of the Piedmont – Hospice of the Piedmont will be launching a virtual series of events called Community Conversations. The first event, which takes place on March 10, at 2 p.m., focuses on how patients can take control and find their voice at the end of life. Maintaining quality of life after receiving a life-limiting diagnosis requires more than just medical treatment—it requires that patients have a voice in their care. During this one-hour live online event, Hospice of the Piedmont will dive deeper into a dialogue around this topic.

President & CEO Ron Cottrell will be joined by Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Education Institute Dr. Tim Short for a thought-provoking conversation about the trajectory of patient care after a life-limiting diagnosis. Mr. Cottrell will share a personal testimonial of how his family’s life was impacted by a terminal diagnosis, and Dr. Short will share his perspective on patient care at the end of life, backed by years of clinical and educational experience as a palliative care and family medicine doctor. Through this discussion, participants will have the chance to learn more about patient-centered options for comfort and compassionate treatments in the face of terminal illness.

Participants who tune in for the live event will have the chance to submit questions and voice their concerns about end-of-life issues during the question-and-answer segment. Medical staff and other members of Hospice of the Piedmont’s interdisciplinary team will be on hand to answer questions and address concerns. The live event will also be recorded and available for viewing after March 10.

This event is free and open to the public. For online registration and more information, visit www.hopva.org/community-conversations.   

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