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WWU’s Palliative Care Institute to Host Talk on Health Policy for Older Adults on May 13 2016-04-28
WWU Launches New Palliative Care Institute; Conference Set for May 13-14 2016-04-11
Medical interventions focus of two free talks in Bellingham

“The Realities of Advanced Medical Interventions” will be the focus of two upcoming free presentations open to the public.

Nurses Cathy McConechy and Koala Connelly, who have decades of experience working in intensive care units, will discuss what advance medical interventions mean to…

Event working to get Whatcom residents to make end-of-life plans

Get your driver’s license, make clear what kind of medical care you want or don’t want.

That’s what Marie Eaton, director of the Palliative Care Institute at Western Washington University, would like to see Whatcom County residents do — even at a young age.

“If I had my way, you…

Whatcom View: Advance directives share key end-of-life decisions

Join other Whatcom residents to participate in The RAMP UP to National Healthcare Decisions Day Event that will be held on March 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Settlemyer Hall at Bellingham Technical College. RAMP UP is intended as a kickoff to an ongoing effort to engage Whatcom County employers to…

Western’s Palliative Care Institute and the Whatcom County Library System to Host 'Not if But When: Books for Young People About Death and Loss' Feb. 2 2016-01-26
WWU’s Palliative Care Institute to Host Ramp-Up Event on March 16 2016-01-13
10 things to know about palliative care in Whatcom County

What is palliative care?

Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. It provides patients with relief from the symptoms and stress, with the goal to improve quality of life for both the patient and family…

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