Each month, we share free events taking place --in Masscahusetts and online--that offer inspiration, encouragement, and education on a range of end-of-life topics.
Addressing One of the Most Enduring Challenges in Health Care: End-of-Life
Tuesday, September 14th
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. EDT
In this lecture, Dr. Song will present her intervention research to develop and test an end-of-life communication intervention targeting patients with chronic illness and their family caregivers. For more information, please click here.
Author Talk: Gabby Jimenez, At the Bedside
Thursday, September 16th
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. EDT
Gabby is a hospice nurse at Mission Hospice, author of Soft Landings, The Hospice Heart blog, and is now training death doulas. In this online talk, she will discuss her book, “At the Bedside,” a guidebook for clinicians, caregivers, volunteers, friends and family members who provide comfort and care to those who are dying. For more information, please click here.
Palliative Care and Hospice: A Perfect Partnership
Wednesday, September 22nd
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT
This course, offered by HomeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, will provide practitioners with a detailed understanding of the differences between palliative care and hospice and how they benefit our patients when utilized as partners. To register, please click here.
Faith in Older People Seminar: Death, Dying and Bereavement
Thursday, September 23rd
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. EDT
Faith in Older People has had a focus on end-of-life issues for some time. They organize workshops and seminars on the issue and have had particular focus on supporting clergy. This seminar will give examples of compassionate communities and include various presentations. To register for this free event, please click here.
Death Cafe Facilitator Training
Saturday, September 25th
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Want to help others talk about death and dying? This training is for those who have previously attended death cafes, have experience in group facilitation (especially around challenging subjects) or have other experience in aging, behavioral health or community services. You’ll learn death cafes basics, facilitation skills, and get trained on end-of-life resources. For more information, please click here.
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