Local Physician to Present Lectures in Australia

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Dr. William A. Grana, M.P.H., will present four lectures this month at a conference on knee and sports injury in Australia.

Grana will attend the Australian Orthopaedic Association COE meeting at Hamilton Island, Queensland, July 17-20.

He will speak on "Lateral Release in Patella Malalignment;" "Adjuncts to Ligament Surgery;" "Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy;" and "Arthroscopy, Its Problems and Limitations."

He also will chair an evening session on injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament.

Grana practices in downtown Oklahoma City and Edmond. He is a clinical professor in the department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and director of OU's Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Community Hospice

Community Hospice has announced a new staff member and a promotion.

Laurie Busker was named liaison to the Oklahoma City area medical community. The Rev. Les Hastings, chaplain for Norman Community Hospice, has been promoted to director of chaplaincy services.

Busker, an Oklahoma City native, has nine years' experience in community relations and public education.

Busker's role at Community Hospice will include increasing awareness of hospice among physicians and associated medical professionals in the metropolitan area.

She will also talk about hospice to family members, friends and clergy members, all of whom can refer patients.

Hastings has been Norman Community Hospice chaplain since joining the company one year ago. He has more than 15 years' experience in individual and group counseling, team recruitment, training, motivation and facilitation and community involvement.

As director of chaplaincy services, Hastings will oversee a team of 11 chaplains who serve terminally ill patients and their families.

Community Hospice, a for-profit company based in Edmond, started in 1992.

OU Health Sciences Center

Patient-physician relationships under managed care was the topic of a symposium June 29 at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Daniel Callahan spoke on doctors, patients and managed care. He is president and co-founder of the Hastings Center, a research and educational organization founded in 1969 to examine ethical issues of medicine, biology and the environment. …