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Hospice, Palliative Care & Bereavement Support: A Philosophy & Integration of Compassionate Care


Hospice, Palliative Care & Bereavement Support:  A Philosophy & Integration of Compassionate Care

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Location: South Seattle College, Georgetown Campus
Gene J. Colin Education Hall
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-934-5350
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From: May 3, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Candace Hammer Chaney RN-CHPN, PhD | Melissa Layer, MA, LMHC-A

Details: Research reveals that 80% of Americans would prefer to die at home, pain-free and with dignity. Often, family members and friends express a desire to be included in this significant transition. Established over 50 years ago, hospice (and palliative care, its newer companion) have not been fully understood or utilized until recently. Increasingly recognized and endorsed in mainstream healthcare, hospice is acknowledged for its compassionate interdisciplinary team approach that integrates skilled medical, social, emotional and spiritual needs. This workshop will provide an overview, as well as educational tools, for empowering you to engage in end-of-life discussions and how to be a bridge for accessing hospice and palliative care services. The special needs of veterans and their families will be included.

Objectives: 1. Learn about hospice’s historical roots and philosophy of care 2. Hear about palliative care and its relationship to hospice 3. Explore myths and facts about hospice 4. Consider the special needs of veterans 5. Understand grief as a normal response and what complicates/inhibits it 6. Be introduced to several models of grief theory 7. Appreciate cultural diversity in end-of-life beliefs, customs and grieving 8. Examine personal beliefs and feelings through interactive discussions and exercises

Cost: None

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.