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|Free Hospice Care Informational Program|
Patrick Harrison - P. Gringo Marketing & PR
April 05, 2010
On Friday, April 16th, Calidad de Vida Hospice and Palliative Care will present a free informational program on the state of Hospice and Palliative Care in Mexico in 2010. The program will be held at the International Friendship Center from 10:00 am until 11:30 am.
Speakers will include Lee Carter, Chairperson of the San Miguel de Allende Hospice agency, Mexico´s first Home Hospice Care agency. Lee will share the San Miguel Allende Hospice experience and provide information on the new Palliative Care Law in Mexico, which passed the Mexican Federal Legislature in 2009.
Included in the new law are requirements for hospitals and doctors to provide information on Palliative Care services to patients with a terminal illness that they may need when they return to their homes. Lee will also speak about the new law’s effect on End of Life Care Directives, increased access to pain control medications and access to bereavement counseling.
Joining Mr. Carter will be Dr. Roger Strong of the San Diego Hospice and member of the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), and Trainer with the ELNEC Latin American Palliative Care Association. Dr. Strong will speak on the International Hospice movement and projects currently taking place throughout Latin America.
Lisa Ozzello, RN, Director of Banderas Bay’s own Calidad de Vida Hospice and Palliative Care agency, will talk about CALIDAD de VIDA Hospice services and community involvement in this new agency.
Calidad de Vida is a new bi-lingual, multi-cultural non-profit agency that provides high-quality in-home care to all people living in and around Banderas Bay who have a life threatening illness. Rather than providing care in a foreign location, Calidad de Vida goes directly to the patient’s home and provides their services in familiar and comfortable surroundings.
Calidad de Vida is a non-profit agency incorporated as Bahia de Banderas Hospice AC. For additional information please visit BahiaHomeCare.com or call John or Lisa Ozzello at (329) 298-6264 or 044-322-141-3255.
The International Friendship Center is located at Edificio Parian del Puente #13, Calle Libertad at the corner of Calle Miramar in downtown Puerto Vallarta. For driving instructions, please contact the IFC at (322) 222-5466.
Born in Seattle, WA, Patrick Harrison has been living in PV since 2003. Drawing on his experience in entertainment, radio, retail and sports marketing in major US cities, Patrick opened his own business here in Vallarta, P. Gringo Marketing & PR, a successful Public Relations Firm that targets the English-speaking tourist and local communities. You can contact Patrick at patrick(at)pgringo.com
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