Date/Time: 12/14/2023, 12:00 pm
Caring for people who know their lives are coming to an end is challenging work.
Ensure your staff are well-informed and educated on death and dying to provide the best possible end-of-life experience for people and families in your care. This webinar will focus on debunking myths and looking at recent research related to the field of death and dying in general.
AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
- Discuss the importance of knowing where we have been to plan for where we need to go
- Define the notion of “the spirit of hospice”
- List five common hospice myths
- Define “the righting reflex” and what drives people to want to “fix” the unfixable
- Find balance between being supportive and accurately delivering the message
- Explore an evidence-based practice grounded in rigorous and critical thinking
Critical thinking is the art and science behind continually asking “Is this really true?” or “What is recent research telling us?” In end-of-life care, it is tempting to want to help people find answers to questions that don’t have answers. This creates “hospice myths” that are repeatedly passed along, and they begin to feel true or based in truth to some degree. This webinar will look at many of these myths and ask the question “Is that really true?” It will explore better ways to support people when life events feel unfair or hopeless. Recent research trends will also be explored to assist with designing an evidence-based practice.
THIS SERIES WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for all staff members, especially those on the patient care team.
- A team assessment tool to use individually and organizationally
- A guide for utilizing and teaching critical thinking
- Discussion guide for incorporating team involvement in learning more
- Handout with additional lecture notes, resources, and links
- Training log
- PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions
- Attendance certificate provided, however there are no pre-approved CEs associated with this webinar