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Griffin Hospital to Offer "Soft Touch" Workshop June 11

By Lisa Seaberg on 5/16/2011

DERBY, CT (May 16, 2011) - The Griffin Hospital Volunteer Department is offering a Basic-level Soft Touch workshop from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturday, June 11. The workshop will explain the basic concepts of Soft Touch, which is one of several Planetree components at Griffin Hospital that contribute to creating an exceptional patient experience.

Workshop participants will be taught to provide patients with "soft touch," a therapeutic, relaxing and gentle rub that can be given to a patient's hands, feet, or back depending upon their condition and wishes. The training includes both a demonstration of various soft touch techniques as well as opportunity for hands-on practice.

There are no prerequisites to attend the workshop and it is open to the public. A workshop fee of $30 required, and early registration is encouraged to ensure a spot. Workshop participants can register online at http://www.griffinhealth.org, by phone at 203.732.7555, or by e-mailing twanciak@griffinhealth.org.

Planetree, Inc. is a consumer-driven healthcare organization dedicated to humanizing healthcare. Griffin Hospital adopted the Planetree model of care in 1992, and Griffin Hospital physicians, staff, and volunteers all share the common mission of providing care that encompasses the mind, body, and spirit, and empowering individuals to become active participants in their care and well-being.