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Spirituality and End-of-Life-Care workshop
Spirituality and End-of-Life-Care workshop

Start Date: Feb. 12, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM

Area Professionals Invited to Spirituality and End of Life Care workshop. How do spirituality issues emerge during an illness, and how can they complicate or facilitate end-of-life care and grief? Area professionals are invited to attend a workshop centering on Spirituality and End-of-Life Care, hosted by First Christian Church on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 noon at First Christian Church 2424 North Main Street, Miami, to look at this important issue. Each year the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) presents a nationally recognized distance learning program to more than 125,000 people in 2,000 communities. For more than a decade, this annual educational event has been instrumental in educating healthcare professionals and families on issues affecting end-of-life care. The program provides an opportunity for a wide variety of professionals – including doctors, nurses, clergy, funeral directors, psychologists, educators, chaplains, social workers and bereavement counselors – to share and exchange ideas. The program will discuss differences between spirituality and religion, while also addressing spirituality during illness, death and grief; spiritual assessment and empowerment, and life review. Moderated by Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, will lead the panel of noted authorities that includes: Kenneth J. Doka, Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of the College of New Rochelle; Gary S. Fink, Chaplain and Dementia Project Coordinator at Montgomery Hospice, and Adjunct Faculty at Hood College Graduate School; Carolyn Jacobs, Dean and Elizabeth Marting Treuhaft Professor at Smith College, School for Social Work; Betty Kramer, Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Social Work; Reinette Powers Murray, owner of The Peaceful Journey End-of-Life Process Program, and certified as a Train-the-Trainer for End-of-Life Nursing Education (ELNEC); and Martha Rutland, Director of Clinical Pastoral Education at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. Rev. Dr. Lee Hilliard, Legacy Hospice of the West Chaplain will facilitate the workshop. Dr. Hilliard has extensive experience supporting patients and families during periods of loss. He is an experienced group facilitator with a doctorate in ministry and has completed education for pastoral education certification. There will be a panel of local experts, including Dr. Martin H. Grotheer, MD, Jeff Brown, BS, Funeral Director, Owner Brown/Winters Funeral Home, Cindy Frisbie, MS, BHRS, Counselor with Oasis Counseling Center, Inc, Rev. Leon Weece, BS, MA, Sr. Pastor FCC, available to discuss the program after the DVD presentation. Seating is limited, so please contact Dr. Hilliard at (918) 541-9325 or as soon as possible to reserve your spot for this informative program.

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