THE details of palliative care, who it is for and where it can be accessed will be described and discussed in an informal and congenial atmosphere this Friday March 6 at the second ‘familiarisation’ event at the Tanatorio Crematorio II Bon Sosec.
Hosted by celebrant Glynis German, it will build on the remarkable success of the first familiarisation event held last month at the Bon Sosec, where information was shared on living wills thanks to David Lozano, Head of EFM’s Legal Department, and Krista Hyer, founder and President of Cancer Support Group Mallorca.
Approaching the end of life often happens after a long period of active treatment. Palliative care comes in at the moment when the patient no longer responds to, or chooses not to have, more treatment such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy and instead wishes to receive pain care management along with spiritual and psychological support for both him or herself and their family circle.
Palliative Care involves caring for the whole person, treating him or her with respect and taking his or her needs and wishes into account.
Representatives working in this field will take the opportunity on Friday to talk about their first-hand experiences as nurses, volunteers and music therapists. Glynis German is also thrilled to confirm the presence of Marie Timlin, coordinator of DIME volunteers at the Joan March Hospital, Teresa Miquel Selles, music therapist at the Joan March Hospital, and Trini Ferragut, nurse and Masters in Palliative Care ESAD Mallorca.
The organisers say all are welcome, be it with just an enquiry, wanting to satisfy a little curiosity or intending to access palliative care for a loved one.
The session starts at 11am and will run for two hours. Refreshments will be on hand as will palliative care workers to answer any specific questions.
Participants are also invited to take a tour of the crematorium after the event, guided by the very professional staff who will answer any queries.