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Appalachia Community of Scholars to Hold Brown Bag Discussion on End-of-Life Care

The Appalachia Community of Scholars will hold a brown bag Tuesday, October 25 in Room 313 of the College of Nursing.

Sandy Mixer, associate professor of nursing, will present “Honoring Life’s Journey: Community-Academic Partnership for End-of-Life Care in Rural Appalachia.”

Previous research found that rural Appalachian persons in East Tennessee prefer to die at home, yet have limited knowledge and use of supportive end-of-life (EOL) healthcare services. This creates vulnerabilities and challenges for people, families, and community members. This presentation will discuss a community-academic partnership that includes leaders and residents in a rural Appalachian county and university faculty and students. The partnership draws on the expertise of families, churches, community members, healthcare providers, and academics to develop culturally-relevant materials for educating about EOL issues.

Please bring your lunch and join us for this engaging presentation from 12-1 p.m.