SAVANNAH — Hospice Savannah and The Steward Center for Palliative Care’s eighth annual lecture series will feature Ira Byock, MD, FAAHPM, a palliative care physician, author and public advocate for improving care through the end of life.
The public is invited to the complimentary luncheon and community lecture, “Saying the Four Things that Matter Most” at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. in Savannah at noon Jan. 22.
Saying “Please forgive me,” “I forgive you,” “Thank you” and “I love you” can help facilitate emotional healing even in the wake of family strife, personal tragedy, divorce or in the face of death. Based on his best-selling 2004 book, “The Four Things that Matter Most,” Byock will explain how we can practice these life-affirming words.
Pre-register at www.HospiceSavannah.org/annu al-lecture-series as seating is limited.
Byock is executive director and chief medical officer for the Institute for Human Caring of Providence Health and Services, a 35-hospital health system serving communities across five western states.
He is professor of medicine and community and family medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and served as director of palliative medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.