Nursing hosts ‘Tuesdays to Thrive’ program at HHS Building

Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing hosted a “Tuesdays to Thrive” program Sept. 19 at the university’s Health and Human Sciences Building.

“Tuesdays to Thrive” is a monthly community health information session sponsored by the Ascent Partnership, a collaborative effort involving WCU and Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital to ensure access to quality health care in North Carolina’s westernmost counties.

The session topic was “Living Well, Dying Well: Getting the Most Out of Your Interactions with the Medical System.” Nursing students and faculty staffed information booths to provide one-on-one information and resources on topics such as how to prepare for a visit to the doctor, the difference between integrative and complementary medicine, five wishes and advanced care planning, coping with symptoms, resources for support, and how to better afford care. Dr. Dan Mackey of Sylva also attended and provided community members with information about palliative care.

Information about upcoming “Tuesdays to Thrive” programs is available on this website.