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Originally published in Castine Patriot, April 11, 2019 and Island Ad-Vantages, April 11, 2019 and The Weekly Packet, April 11, 2019
Panel discussion on palliative, hospice care

Healthy Peninsula and the Choices that Matter project will host a free palliative care panel discussion, “Palliative Care and Hospice Care: Understanding the Difference,” on Tuesday, April 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bagaduce Music Lending Library Performance Hall in Blue Hill.

This event highlights National Healthcare Decisions Day which exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. The panelists include Dr. Jim VanKirk, M.D., Northern Light Palliative Care; Zoe Tenney, Nurse Practitioner, Northern Light Palliative Care; Anne Donovan-Fortier, LCSW Northern Light Palliative Care, and Amy Wescott, LCSW Northern Light Homecare and Hospice. A brief TED Talk video will be shown, followed by a panel discussion.

The discussion will be open to questions and answers from the audience. For free assistance starting the conversation about your advance care planning, or more information, email bpease@healthypeninsula.org. />