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Living Your Best Life Speaker Series: Hospice Care vs. Palliative Care - Which One to Choose?


Tue 03 / 29 / 2022
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM


St. James Community Center, 4136 Southport - Supply Road, Room A, Southport, NC 28461

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Open to all

Limited Capacity: 297 spots available


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Session Description:  Both palliative care and hospice care provide comfort. But palliative care can begin at diagnosis, and at the same time as treatment. Hospice care begins after treatment of the disease is stopped and when it is clear that the person is not going to survive the illness. This session will discuss what each service offers, when is the right time for each service, and how to have the discussion of those services with patients and their loved ones.

Speaker: Beth Fields, Registered Nurse and Liaison, Liberty Home Care and Hospice

Beth Fields is a Registered Nurse and Liaison with Liberty Home Care and Hospice. She’s passionate about providing quality healthcare to people in need of those services. Beth graduated from nursing school in May 2000 and began working at Columbus County Hospital where she cared for patients there for two years. She and her husband were in the process of building their home in Brunswick County when a nurse friend suggested she try home health. In December 2001, Beth accepted a position with Liberty Home Care and Hospice in Brunswick County. She cared for patients as a field nurse for almost 2 years and then accepted a supervisory position as a Patient Care Coordinator. She held that position for about 15 years until she accepted her current position as liaison. She will celebrate her 20 year anniversary with Liberty in December.  She enjoys meeting people and having the opportunity to educate them on services available that might be beneficial to them. 

The program will run from 3:00pm to 4:30pm with a question and answer session included. Please plan to arrive for the program a few minutes early such that the program can begin on time.

Please register for this event on this site by clicking on the Registration button, or via the Help Desk at (910)250-8388. Registration closes 1 week before the event on March 22, 2022.