Upcoming educational events

COVID-19 Reality: An Urgent Need for Advance Care Planning

April 6, 2020 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm

Monday, April 6, 2020
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Online Program

Featuring: Dr. Shahid Aziz, MD, FAAHPM, Montgomery Hospice and Prince George's Hospice Team Physician

Description:
As we struggle with the uncertainty of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the need to complete advance directives and have those "courageous" conversations about our healthcare preferences is critical - now more than ever. An advance directive allows an individual to make formalized medical decisions about the type of care they would want to receive if they become unable to speak because of serious illness or injury. In this new era of COVID-19, where anxieties, uncertainties, and fears of the impending need for rationing care are heightened, let us help you plan and not panic. Join this webinar to hear Dr. Shahid Aziz, Montgomery Hospice pediatric team physician and author of "Courageous Conversations on Dying - The Gift of Palliative Care", offer practical and simple tools for encouraging conversations about end-of-life.

Continuing Education:
*0.5 contact hour for social workers

*This program counts towards The Center for Learning's Certificate in End-of-Life Care (elective)

For more information or to register for this webinar, visit: 
MHCovid19ACP.eventbrite.com

With All I Have to Hold: Coping with EOL Caregiving for the Professional

April 23, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Thursday, April 23, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Online Program

Presented by Kip Ingram | Director of Bereavement

Description:
Healthcare professionals involved in care for patients at the end of life may experience numerous patient losses. If left unaddressed, the losses they experience can leave them feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and burnt out. This training will help professionals better understand the nature of compassion fatigue and the grief process (from a professional standpoint). and learn strategies to cope as they care for patients at the end of life. 

Continuing Education:
*1.0 contact hour for social workers, nurses, nursing home administrators/assisted living managers (through NAB)

*This program counts towards The Center for Learning's Certificate in End-of-Life Care (mandatory)

Stay tuned for more information and registration details! 

Practical Strategies for Conversations on End of Life and Hospice

June 11, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Thursday, June 11, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Aspenwood Senior Living Community
14400 Homecrest Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Presented by Dr. Shahid Aziz 

Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of having conversations about hospice care and what happens when professionals avoid it
  • Discuss when to begin talking with patients and families about the option of hospice care
  • Recognize how word choice and language can either be helpful or harmful
  • Explore strategies that professionals can use when introducing hospice care to help patients and families gain a level of comfort

Continuing Education:
*1.0 contact hour for social workers, nurses, and nursing home administrators/assisted living managers (through NAB)

*This program counts towards The Center for Learning's Certificate in End-of-Life Care (mandatory)

Stay tuned for more information and registration details! 

Fast Track to The Center for Learning's Certificate in EOL

June 25, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

Thursday, June 25, 2020
09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Wilson Asbury Methodist Village

Presented by: Victoria Gudeman, Sally Roberts, Dr. Geoff Coleman

Courses:

  • Understanding the Hospice Benefit
  • The Last Lap: Signs and Symptoms at End of Life
  • Nutrition at End of Life

Continuing Education:
*3.0 contact hours for social workers, nurses, nursing home administrators/assisted living managers (through NAB)

*These programs count towards The Center for Learning's Certificate in End-of-Life Care (mandatory and elective)

Stay tuned for more information and registration details! 

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