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Home health care forum in November.

Byline: Arab News

JEDDAH: Minister of Health Dr. Hamad Al-Manie will open the second annual Social and Medical Home Health Care Conference in Jeddah on Nov. 18, it was announced here yesterday.

The two-day conference under the theme, "Health and Humanitarian Partnership ... the New Strategy," is organized by the National Home Health Care Foundation's Western Province branch. The conference will present the latest concepts of home health care to multidisciplinary health care providers. Speakers include a number of key medical personalities from the Kingdom and abroad.

The forum's first session will include a keynote speech by Princess Adelah bint Abdullah, president of the foundation's Western Region branch. A number of panel discussions and workshops will follow.

On the second day the sessions will move into specialist areas concerning geriatric care and comprehensive geriatric assessment in home health care. These discussions will be followed by a review of the process and regulations of home health care from its main pillars, compliance and the role it plays.

Parallel to the sessions and panel discussions a number of key workshops will be open to medical students and personnel offering them academic accreditation by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. The workshops on Nov. 18 will include: Physiotherapy in Home Health Care, Respiratory Therapy in Home Health Care Services, Role of the Social Worker in Home Health Care Services and Team Building.

The workshops on Nov. 19 will include: Palliative Care, Dementia in the Home, Wound Management and Communications Skills.

The National Home Health Care Foundation, a non- profit organization that aims is to maximize the quality of life for needy patients within their own home environment, was founded in 1997 by Princess Hessa Al-Shaalan, wife of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, its Western Region branch was founded later in the year with Princess Adelah as the head.

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Publication:Arab News (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Date:Oct 17, 2008
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