MARQUETTE - Dr. Larry Skendzel, medical director at Jacobetti Home for Veterans and Lake Superior Hospice in Marquette, will be a speaker at the first-ever Contemplative Care Symposium Nov. 8-11 at the Garrison Institute in Garrison, NY.
The Garrison Institute, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and Beth Israel Medical Center Department of Pain and Palliative Care are sponsoring the symposium.
Participants will share contemplative best practices and experiential teachings, while collectively beginning work toward common standards of practice. The symposium will give practitioners tools and insight on how to provide the most effective palliative and end-of-life care possible.
Skendzel has been working in hospice care for more than 12 years and is a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care and the American Academy of Geriatrics.