Continuing Education Opportunity on Jan. 28 for Healthcare Professionals

| By Jodi Horton

Casa de la Luz will host a screening of Hospice Foundation of America’s 2016 Living with Grief program, “Managing Conflict, Finding Meaning–Supporting Families at Life’s End,” on January 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Casa de la Luz Conference Center, 7740 N. Oracle Road, Bldg. 7760.

The screening wilDues Michael resizedl be a webinar of HFA’s presentation, and it will be followed by a half-hour live discussion led by retired University of Arizona professor Michael Dues, Ph.D. Dues taught courses in communication and conflict management, and was also a management consultant, helping organizations improve the ways conflicts are handled among employees.

The objectives for the workshop are:

  1. Identify strategies to help families resolve or cope with conflicts that emerge as a family member is dying.
  2. Describe strategies that can be employed in addressing conflicts that arise between family and staff.
  3. Discuss the importance of facilitated family meetings and identify the components of successful family meetings.
  4. Describe strategies that can be used to assist families in enhancing patient care, finding meaning, and achieving growth at life’s end.

Continuing education units are available for a variety of disciplines. The workshop is valid for 2.5 hours of CE credits. Information to receive CE credits will be provided at the workshop. This class is appropriate for healthcare clinicians, social service clinicians, and individuals working in hospice and palliative care, counseling, hospital, nursing home, funeral home or faith community environments.


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