Published on September 28, 2018 by Sarah Waller  

Samford University’s Center for Faith and Health partnered with Alacare Home Health and Hospice to host the annual Palliative Care Conference, Sept 27, on Samford’s campus. 

The conference spotlighted select aspects of end-of-life care through educational content and stories from actual cases, all to increase detailed awareness towards this critical arena of biopsychosocial-spiritual health care in light of our aging society.

Throughout the day, experts spoke on topics of nutrition, cultural diversity and facilitating difficult conversation as related to the end-of-life.

“As you approach this type of care, you have to ask yourself the question: What truly matters at the end of life,” said Miriam Gaines, assistant professor in Samford’s School of Public Health who spoke on the topic of nutrition.

Those in attendance represented students and health care professionals a from variety of health care disciplines, 

“The College of Health Sciences is grateful for our partnership with Alacare Home Health and Hospice to offer unique learning opportunities for our students and area health care professionals. Programs like the palliative care conference enhance the education of our students tremendously,” said Michael Hogue, associate dean of the Center for Faith and Health.