We encourage everyone to follow the CDC recommendation to stay home and practice social distancing. Luckily, there are some wonderful free webinars taking place this month. Tune in at home for inspiration, encouragement, and education on a range of end-of-life topics.
Preparing for Loss: Death, Dying, and Grieving
Wednesday, May 6th
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
Regardless of what people think about death, many individuals don’t feel comfortable talking about death, dying and grieving. But end-of-life planning is vital to ensuring the individual’s wishes are carried out at the end of his or her life. This web seminar will provide information on how professionals can help to prepare older adults and their families for difficult conversations about death, dying and grieving. To register for free, please click here.
Caregiving Professionally: Putting Out Fires Everyday But At Risk for Burnout
Thursday, May 7th
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EDT
The purpose of the webinar is to increase clinicians’ awareness of 1) the risk for compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatization, and burnout when caring for palliative care and hospice patients and their families, particularly in the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and 2) self-care strategies used to mitigate the risks. For more information, please click here.
Together on the 9th: A Virtual Vigil
Saturday, May 9th
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT
Join us to honor the dead, those who are sick, and all of us on the planet. For this free virtual event, please bring a candle to honor those we've lost and those that are suffering during this difficult time. Tonight’s vigil will be led by visionary meditation leader, Jack Kornfield. For more information, please click here.
How to plan for death without leaving the sofa
Wednesday, May 13th
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT
This event is taking place as part of Dying Matter Awareness Week 2020. Most people have not stated what they would like to happen should they die unexpectedly or lose capacity to look after themselves. This ultimately means that most people have not made plans for their possessions, estate and their loved ones. Free webinar will teach attendees how to make plans for their possessions & those they care about. To register for this free workshop, please click here.
The Role of the Music Therapist as An Essential Part of the Hospice Team
Thursday, May 14th
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EDT
This webinar will discuss how music therapy interventions can reinforce and enhance the efforts of other hospice team members in accomplishing shared goals for patient-centered care. To register for this free event, please click here.
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