Dr. Sarah Friebert will speak about pediatric palliative care — comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and holistic treatment for children with life-threatening conditions — for the 2014–15 Carpenter Lecture in Healthcare Administration. An expert in the field, with many publications to her name, Friebert is the director of the Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Division at Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio.
“Through impeccable care in multiple domains, including anticipatory guidance surrounding complex issues, children with palliative care needs and their families can benefit from a medical home approach that decreases fragmentation and isolation while improving health outcomes and lowering cost,” Friebert said. “Pediatric palliative care is not about dying — it’s about living … and living better with hope, dignity, and comfort.”
“Keep Me Well: Coming Home to Pediatric Palliative Care” is at 7 p.m. on September 30 in Francis Auditorium, with a reception to follow. It is free and open to the public.
This lecture series, drawing leading figures in Healthcare Administration, is made possible by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation of Philadelphia, generous funders of the nationally respected Healthcare Administration Program at Mary Baldwin University.