We encourage everyone to follow the CDC recommendation to stay home and practice social distancing. Luckily, there are some wonderful webinars taking place this month. Tune in at home for inspiration, encouragement, and education on a range of end-of-life topics.
Advance Care Planning Webinar: The What, Why, and How to speak for yourself...even if you're unable to speak for yourself
End With Care’s first free, pre-recorded webinar is designed to help guide you through the advance care planning process. Learn what you can do to ensure that your wishes are known and followed. To register, please click here.
3 Part Webinar Series: Creating Virtual Options for Family Support in the Time of COVID
Wednesdays, September 2nd, 9th, & 16th
3:00 p.m. EDT
COVID has created the need to explore new and different methods of meeting the needs of our families and patients. In this three part series, the Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition and SWHPN are bringing together practitioners to share their experience in using technology to successfully host memorialization events and virtual support groups. For more information, please click here.
Every Picture Tells a Story: A young photographer shares her husband’s moving end of life experience through her lens
Thursday, September 3rd
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. EDT
Caring for patients at the end of life, whether during anticipated or sudden death is a challenging experience for everyone involved in providing care to the patient. Education and discussions around the issues faced at the end of life are critical to fostering a comfort level with clinical staff, caregivers, patients, families and institutions. To register for this free event, please click here.
Dementia Care in the COVID-19 Era
Wednesday, September 16th
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EDT
Adjusting to and coping with the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging for all of us, but for the person living with dementia and their care partners, it can be debilitating. In this interactive webinar, Hope Hospice’s dementia specialists will discuss the nature of dementia and how it impacts thinking and behavior, examine how this condition coupled with the necessary virus-prevention measures can further complicate the caregiving experience, and provide strategies that can help care partners cope with these challenges and focus on the well-being of their loved ones and themselves. For more information, please click here.
Enhancing Understanding of Cultural and Family Dynamics at End of Life
Thursday, September 17th
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT
This program defines culture, explores some cultural and family dynamics that influence reactions to serious illness and end of life, ways to enhance cross-cultural communication and honor cultural diversity at end of life. For more information, please click here.
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