Professor offers virtual course on medical empathy

A professor turned brain surgery patient is offering a course on improving patient exit surveys, gaining patient compliance, easing pain, and calming fears.

"Lying still in my hospital bed, inundated with tubes and needles, aware of every interaction, but unable to respond, I experienced the best and worst of medical empathy," says Shari Bookstaff, author of Lifetime of Impact! "The drastic inconsistency in my experience as patient during many months in the hospital inspired me to refocus my career in the direction of encouraging the expression of empathy in every medical situation."

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2019 Lung Force Expo set for Nov. 6

2019 Lung Force Expo set for Nov. 6

Healthcare providers are invited to join the American Lung Association in Omaha at a forum to learn about the latest in treatments, medications, resources and research in lung cancer and other lung diseases to help those living with lung disease lead healthier, active lives.

The event will be held Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street in Omaha. Space is limited.

Topics include Small Cell Lung Cancer, Palliative Care, E-cigarette/Vaping, Sleep Disorders & Lung Diseases, Care & Trends in Cystic Fibrosis, and more.

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Nebraska Telehealth sets July sessions

The fourth session in the 2016 Chronic Disease Management Across the Continuum of Care Series is scheduled for July 20. Registration deadline is July 15.

The series is sponsored by Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals, Community Asthma Education Initiative of Lincoln and the Nebraska Society for Respiratory Care.

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Third telehealth session set for May 11

The third session in the 2016 Chronic Disease Management Across the Continuum of Care Series is scheduled for May 11. Registration deadline is May 6.

The series is sponsored by Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals, Community Asthma Education Initiative of Lincoln and the Nebraska Society for Respiratory Care.

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