Genesis Hosts Symposium, Drug Discovery Model

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Genesis Healthcare Systems Thursday evening played host to doctors as audience members in a symposium as part of continuing education credits for physicians.

“We’re here for our annual ethics symposium. So we have Dr. Lander from OSU here tonight to talk about Caregiver Compassion Fatigue. Doctor Lander works with people who go through addiction counseling, and so we’re really excited for him to talk to the community. This is a need that’s in the community. It’s a free educational program that happens every year. If you’ve never come to one, we’d like for you to come out next year because we’ll have a completely new topic that will be relevant to everyone,” says Pebbles Thornton, Genesis Dir. of Hospice Care.

In addition, outside Genesis HealthPlex on Maple Ave., Muskingum Behavioral Health showcased their “I Spy” trailer containing a mock bedroom of a teenage girl designed as a demonstration for parents to discover potential hiding places for drugs & paraphernalia.

“The first one would be a CD case that you wouldn’t know would be a CD case. We don’t really listen to CDs anymore. But when you open it, it’s a digital scale that they use to measure for drugs. There are different water bottles and hairspray bottles and things like that that they consider safes that they can hide things in,” Pebbles says.

The exhibit includes over two-hundred items hidden or disguised as possible warning signs of drug abuse.

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