Date: February 22, 2016
Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Providence Portland Medical Center
Social Room, first floor
4805 NE Glisan St. Portland , OR 97213
Topic: A 2013 study published in the Journal of American Medical Directors Association by Boockvar, K, et al concluded that "delirium occurred frequently as a complication of acute illness in the nursing home and was a risk factor for cognitive function decline. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23896369). In this presentation, Dr Ames will review the symptoms of delirium, potential contributing factors and treatment planning.
Speaker: D. Kempe Jacobowitz Ames, MD is Hospice and Palliative Care board certified, and a hospice team physician for Providence Hospice. Dr Ames graduated from Duke University School of Medicine, and holds additional Bachelor degrees in History, Micro and Molecular Biology and a Master’s degree in Public Policy. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at OHSU and her fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Hospice of Lancaster County/Lancaster General Hospital. Her professional interests include Palliative Care, Geriatrics, Nutritional and Lifestyle Medicine.
Host: Providence Hospice provides experienced, compassionate care for people nearing the end of life. Our doctors, registered nurses, chaplains, social workers and other team members provide everything from pain control and comfort care to emotional, social and spiritual support, including support for family members and caregivers. While we care for people facing terminal illness, we emphasize quality of life. Our primary goal is to provide the support that people need to allow them to spend their time living as fully and completely as they wish, in their own familiar surroundings, and in the company of family and friends. Once families experience the comfort and support of hospice, they often wish they had called sooner. We encourage you to contact us as soon as you begin thinking about end-of-life issues.