Hospice Symposium Draws Large Crowd

On July 15, 2015, Margaret Tietz hosted a symposium entitled “Hospice Care: The Right Care at The Right Time” in conjunction with A Place for Mom and Hospice of New York. The event featured speaker Dr. Lauren Shaiova, MD, Chief of the Department of Palliative Medicine at NYU Lutheran Medical Center, Hospice Physician for Hospice of New York. She is certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine as well as Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Having completed her fellowship training in Pain Medicine and Palliative Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Shaiova is affiliated with the Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospice in London, England. Dr.Shaiova is particularly proud of her leadership in care for patients with sickle cell anemia and persons living with HIV/AIDS. She has volunteered her services from Nicaragua to Haiti and South Africa to Ghana and has taught or spoken at innumerable conferences and seminars. She is a visiting faculty member at The Graduate School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan; the Medical School of Zimbabwe; and the Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Israel. This event was for Case Managers, Hospital Discharge Planners, Social Workers, Rabbis, and Eldercare Attorneys.