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Dr. Sunita Puri's Language as Medicine: Finding the Right Words for the Right Conversations - A FREE VIRTUAL EVENT
illuminate Speaker Series brought to you by Hospice of Santa Barbara presents: Dr. Sunita Puri on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm PDT. This is FREE and open to the community, but registration is required for each event.

We may know intellectually that mortality is inevitable, but how do we access the language and state of mind necessary to consider the type of care we - and our loved ones - want when we fall ill? The COVID pandemic has presented us with an opportunity to begin this crucial conversation, which offers an opportunity for true intimacy with the people we love. Dr. Sunita Puri, author of the acclaimed literary memoir, That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour, will share her wisdom on this subject based on her work as Medical Director of Palliative Medicine at USC, and her frontline experience having these discussions with patients and families during the COVID pandemic. Timely conversations, conducted with compassion and precision, have the potential to avoid at least some of the suffering she has witnessed over the last year.

Since 1974, HSB, a local nonprofit located in Santa Barbara, CA, has been providing compassionate care and support free of charge “to care for anyone experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness or grieving the death of a loved one” in our community.

Apr 21, 2021 06:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Sunita Puri
Dr. Sunita Puri is the Medical Director of the Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care Services at the Keck Hospital and Norris Cancer Center of the University of Southern California. She completed medical school and residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, and fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Stanford University.