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Be a Prepared Patient
Caregiver Support & Advocacy
with Magda Alden, MSW, LCSW and Tina Pettingill, MPH
Being a caregiver for someone you love can be wonderful and difficult all at once. If there were ways to make this complex experience a little less stressful and more enjoyable for both you and your loved one, wouldn’t you want to know them? What if you could learn information that might impact the health of the person you are caring for? Join us to learn from a cancer patient navigator and a caregiver who will discuss advocacy tips, self-care for the caregiver and how to traverse the journey that is caregiving for the ill patient.
MAT: How MaineHealth is Treating Opioid Use Disorder
with Kristen Silvia, M.D.
If you have been reading about the opioid epidemic in Maine, you likely have heard about Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT). MAT combines behavioral treatments with medication to help control opioid cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Dr. Kristen Silvia, a family physician who provides MAT in our community, will discuss the evidence behind it and how it can help people struggling with opioid use disorder. People who are struggling with opioid use disorder, loved ones who know someone struggling, or any interested community members are welcome to come learn about this treatment.
Movie Night: Being Mortal PBS Frontline Documentary
with Jessica Begley, MPH & Frank Chessa, Ph.D
Please note: This event was incorrectly listed in our catalog. The correct date is Tuesday, April 17th.
Join us to explore what matters most at the end of life. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, “Being Mortal” explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses, and family members who care for them. After the show, join experts from the field of advance care planning for a brief panel discussion.
This event is offered in partnership with the MaineHealth Healthy Aging Program as part of National Healthcare Decision Day (NHDD.) NHDD is an annual observance that aims to help people understand the value of advance care planning.