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VNA to present “Death Isn’t Failure”

By: VNA Last Updated: August 12, 2019

There comes a point in many healthcare professional’s career when they must break the difficult news to patients and families that there are no more medical options available to help prolong a patient’s life.  “How do I tell my patient, a husband and father of two young boys that even the most aggressive treatment is not working, only making him worse?” How that heartbreaking information is relayed will impact the patient and his loved ones forever. 

VNA of NWI understands the difficulty of holding these conversations and will host a free educational presentation over dinner for medical professionals and others in the community who are interested in learning more.  Please join the VNA of NWI as Dr. Arjun Gupta presents “Death Isn’t Failure: When and How to Talk Hospice at Sand Creek Country Club on Thursday August 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Reservations should be made to ksymons@vnanwi.org or by phone to 219-531-8051 no later than August 16th.

Dr. Arjun Gupta practices General Surgery with Porter Healthcare Systems and has forty-eight years of medical experience.  During his medical career, Dr. Gupta spent several years serving as a hospice medical director.  He received his degree from Medical College and Hospitals, India and served his residency at Columbus-Cuneo Northwest and Northwest. 

VNA is the most patient-focused provider of aging, palliative, hospice and grief support services in Northwest Indiana. VNA’s services provide comfort, peace-of-mind, and superior care to families working through some of life’s greatest challenges. Services include home hospice care; inpatient hospice care at the VNA Horton Hospice Center; palliative care consultation; and, the VNA Phoenix Center, a grief support program for children and their families. In addition, the VNA provides VNA Meals on Wheels throughout Porter County and Lifeline, a personal emergency response system, to help the ill, elderly and disabled stay safe and independent at home. The VNA is an accredited, not for profit, United Way agency serving Porter, La Porte, Lake, Jasper, and Starke counties. For more information, contact the VNA of NWI at 219.462.5195 or visit www.VNANWI.org.