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Health lecture to focus on palliative care

  • Ruth Ann Brintnall is among the panelists during a free presentation about palliative care.

Posted on February 25, 2014

Palliative care is a critical step when treating patients who suffer from cancer or chronic disease.

Experts will discuss palliative care and how to improve a patient’s quality of life during a free community event at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences.

“How Can We Best Cope with Chronic Disease or Cancer?” is set for Tuesday, February 25, at 7 p.m.

Panelists include Ruth Ann Brintnall, associate professor of nursing; James Fahner, associate professor at MSU College of Human Medicine and chief of pediatric hematology/oncology at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; and Giselle Saulnier Sholler, associate professor at MSU CHM and pediatric hematology/oncology specialist.

The event is sponsored by Grand Valley, Spectrum Health and MSU College of Human Medicine.

RSVPs are requested at (616) 234-2667 or

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