Balancing Care with Hope: About Palliative Care and Hospice
The Department of Health and Human Services Partnership Center is offering a free, two-part webinar series on the care for the seriously ill and trauma-informed bereavement services.
Developed in collaboration with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the series will be of interest to the field. Hospice and palliative care providers are encouraged to share information about the two-part series with all those organizations in the community that might benefit from this series, such as serious illness care providers, nursing and assisted living facilities, faith communities, community service providers, referral sources and others.
- National Webinar Part I:
Demystifying Services for the Seriously Ill: Palliative Care and Hospice 101
November 14, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST.
This first in our two- part webinar series will provide an overview of these health care services for the seriously ill and their families and discuss the essential differences between palliative and hospice care. It will also focus on how communities can connect their members to these person-centered services that address their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs with respect and dignity – and share real world examples.
- National Webinar Part II:
Community Partnerships to Improve Access to Palliative Care, Hospice, and Bereavement Services
November 21, 2019, 12:00 -1:00 p.m. EST.
Part two of the series focuses on the practical ways local faith and community-based organizations can help to educate their members and create greater access to hospice and palliative care services. Many myths and other barriers to accessing care exist, such as fear of conversations around serious illness and death and dying as well as the presence of pre-existing traumas and disparities. This presentation will discuss ways to address these barriers through the promotion of advance care conversations and engaging communities with hospice and palliative care programs such as We Honor Veterans, The Conversation Project, trauma-informed care, community bereavement programs, and more.
Register separately for each webinar by following the links above.