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BRMH to Host Hospice Foundation of America

(3/24/14) 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 information provided by the expert panel will be useful to clinicians, administrators, chaplains, social workers, nurses, case managers, counselors, physicians, addiction professionals, and other staff working in hospice and palliative care, hospitals, long-term care and assisted living facilities.

This year'sLiving With Grief® Program focuses on "Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss." This program focuses exclusively on the issues that adolescents face as they cope with loss. Adolescence, broadly defined, from middle school years to emerging adulthood, is a significant developmental period during which adolescents form identity, independence, and intimacy. Illness and loss profoundly influence these processes. Moreover, adolescent encounters with loss are likely to be traumatic – deaths by accident, suicide, and homicide. This program explores the ways that healthcare workers, hospices, educators, social workers, counselors, clergy, funeral directors, and other professionals can assist adolescents as they cope with loss.

The program will be shown on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Black RiverMemorialHospital in the Board Room.

To reserve your spot or for more information, please call Black River Memorial Hospice at 715-284-1343. Space is limited.

 

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