Past Events

Check our Past Events section for all of the past lectures, seminars, and panels we have offered at past SFEOL Monthly Networking meetings. http://sfeol.org/content/past-events

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A Poetry Cafe!

August 02, 2017

Please join us at our upcoming event. Our monthly meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11:30am-1:30pm

Events and meetings are open to non-members.

Contact us for speaking engagements on the above topics by inquiring to info (at) sfeol.org

Redwing Keyssar, RN

The Power of Two

June 07, 2017

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Events and meetings are open to non-members.

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Isabel Yuriko Stenzel Byrnes, LCSW, MPH

Five Invitations

May 03, 2017

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Frank Ostaseski

Symbol-Making and Bereavement

April 05, 2017

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Dr. Kim Bateman, Dean, Psychologist

Hosting Death Cafes. with Susan Barber! March 1st

March 01, 2017

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Events and meetings are open to non-members.

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Susan Barber

The Art of Saying Goodbye

February 01, 2017

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Isabel Yuriko Stenzel Byrnes, LCSW, MPH

Now Care Planning-- Peaceful and Timely Transitions for patients who lack effective Living Wills

January 04, 2017

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Events and meetings are open to non-members.

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Dr. Stanley Terman, PhD, MD

Being in the World

December 07, 2016

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Events and meetings are open to non-members.

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Dale Borglum, PhD

Caregiver Resilience and Well-Being: Sustainable Caregiving, Part 2

November 02, 2016

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Judy Long

Delving into Dignity

October 05, 2016

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Dr. Chloe Martin

Caregiver Resilience and Well-Being: Sustainable Caregiving

September 07, 2016

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Events and meetings are open to non-members.

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Judy Long

The California End of Life Option Act. What now, and how to?

August 03, 2016

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Dr. Lonny Shavelson

Contemplative End-of-Life Care: Awake at the Bedside

June 01, 2016

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Kirsten DeLeo

Private Film Screening

May 04, 2016

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Support Meeting, April 6th

April 06, 2016

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Jerrigrace Lyons, and Monica S. Flores

How much suffering can we bear witness to in our work?

March 02, 2016

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Kirsten DeLeo

SFEOL Meeting, March 2nd

March 02, 2016

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Roy Remer, ZHP

Roy Remer Presenting, March 2nd

March 02, 2016

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Roy Remer, ZHP

Hippocratic Hypocrisy Meets End-of-Life Reality in California: How Physician-Assisted Dying Came to Legal: A Personal and Professional Reflection

February 03, 2016

Steve is a healthcare ethicist, editor, epidemiologist, environmentalist, and ethnomusicologist based in San Francisco. Steve was trained in public health, economics, and biology at five UC campuses, and he has worked with many nonprofit organizations and hospitals and in biotechnology, and has authored over 500 articles on a wide range of topics, as well as over 100 diverse book reviews for the San Francisco Chronicle. With particular interest in reproductive health and rights, death and dying, environmental science and policy, and addiction medicine, he has lectured at the University of California, Stanford, and Harvard, is co-editor of the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, San Francisco Medicine, and the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, and is currently formally affiliated with the San Francisco Medical Society, California Pacific Medical Center, and Commonweal. He has drafted dozens of health policies for the California Medical Association and AMA. He has served on numerous hospital clinical ethics committees, is a trained hospice volunteer and former director of Zen Hospice Project, and served on the boards of The Shanti Project, Planned Parenthood, and other service organizations. He is also a widely-published music journalist and author of fiction, poetry, and literary criticism. He was a founder of the SFEOL.

Note: there will NOT be a hosted lunch at this event.

Please join us at our upcoming event. Our monthly meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11:30am-1:30pm

Events and meetings are open to non-members.

Contact us for speaking engagements on the above topics by inquiring to info (at) sfeol.org

Steve Heilig, MPH

Avoiding Prolonged Dying in Advanced Dementia: Why is it so important, and how can healthcare professionals help?

January 06, 2016

Please join us at our upcoming event. Our monthly meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11:30am-1:30pm

Location: Vintage Golden Gate Fine Arts Hall 1601 19th Ave San Francisco, 94122

Events and meetings are open to non-members.

For speaking engagements on the above topics, by inquiring to info (at) sfeol.org

Dr. Stanley Terman

Now Care Planning-- Peaceful and Timely Transitions for patients who lack effective Living Wills

January 04, 2016

Please join us at our upcoming event. Our monthly meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11:30am-1:30pm

Events and meetings are open to non-members.

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Dr. Stanley Terman, PhD, MD

Now Care Planning-- Peaceful and Timely Transitions for patients who lack effective Living Wills

January 04, 2016

Please join us at our upcoming event. Our monthly meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11:30am-1:30pm

Events and meetings are open to non-members.

Contact us for speaking engagements on the above topics by inquiring to info (at) sfeol.org

Dr. Stanley Terman, PhD, MD

When Death Comes Early: Pediatric End of Life Care

December 02, 2015

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Location: Vintage Golden Gate Fine Arts Hall 1601 19th Ave San Francisco, 94122

Events and meetings are open to non-members.

For speaking engagements on the above topics, by inquiring to info (at) sfeol.org

Dr. Nancy Iverson

Good Grief Workshop

October 07, 2015 Ann Randolph

The Consequences of working with People Who Suffer: Recognizing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

August 06, 2015 Dr. Patrick Arbore

Josie's Place: A Model for Grieving Children

August 05, 2015 Pat Murphy

Truth-telling in Medicine

June 03, 2015 Dawn Gross, MD PhD

Last Acts of Kindness, Revisited

May 06, 2015 Redwing Keyssar

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

April 11, 2015 Edgar Barens

Compassion and Attunement with Suffering

March 04, 2015 Frank Ostaseski

Talk, Discussion and Book Signing

February 04, 2015 Katy Butler, Author, "Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death"

Spiritual Support for the Dying

January 07, 2015 Dale Borglum

Celebrating Human Greatness

October 05, 2014 Facilitated by John O'Grady, Esq.

The Grace in Dying: How We Are Transformed Spiritually As We Die

October 01, 2014 Kathleen Dowling Singh

The Palliative Care Quality Network - PCQN

September 03, 2014 Steven Pantilat, MD, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

Thinking Ahead: Conversations Across California

September 02, 2014 Mark Starford

A Doctors Take on Death

May 04, 2014 Dr. Margaret “Molly” Bourne, Hospice by the Bay Medical Director

Pallium India USA

April 02, 2014 Sunshine Mugrabi, Hetal Sheth

What are Home Funerals and Natural Death Care and Green Burials

March 05, 2014 Jerrigrace Lyons, Founder, Final Passages

Compassion as Antidote to Burnout

February 05, 2014 Dale Borglum, PhD

Advance Care Planning Workshop

December 04, 2013 Lael Duncan, MD

Listening to Lizabeth

November 06, 2013 Sandy Fish

A Tale of Two Tribes

October 02, 2013 Dr. Jeff Kane, MD

Singing to Heal Yourself and the World

September 04, 2013 Kate Munger

Finding Hope After Loss

May 01, 2013 Dr. Gloria Horsley MFC CNS Ph.D

The State of Community-Based Palliative Care Models

April 03, 2013 Judith Redwing Keyssar, RN, BA, Director of the Palliative Care Program at Seniors at Home

A New Method to Make Difficult Decisions: Obtain a Consensus of Substituted Judgment

March 06, 2013 Stanley A. Terman, Ph.D., M.D., Psychiatrist and CEO of Caring Advocates, Carlsbad, CA

Navigate Aging & Inheritance Battles To Save Relationships

February 06, 2013 John E. O'Grady, JD

The Heart of Listening

November 07, 2012 Meg O'Shaughnessy

Elder Abuse: What is it

October 03, 2012 Shirley Krohn, Senior Assembly Member for California Senior Legislature

Enhancing the end of life for patients and families with dignity therapy

August 01, 2012 Brenda Bentley, MA, PhD Candidate

Considering the Results of "The Final Chapter: Californians' Attitudes and Experiences with Death and Dying"

June 06, 2012 Steve Heilig, MPH and Nate Hinerman, PhD

The Death Experience

May 02, 2012 Dr. Russ Granich, Chief of Palliative Care and Community Based Medicine, Kaiser Permanente

Cultural Competency in End of Life Care

March 07, 2012 Maria Moreno, MPH, Health Services Researcher, Sutter Health Institute

Given the Great Need, How Can we Motivate People?

February 01, 2012 Dr. Stanley Terman

Cultivating Reflective Habits of Care

December 07, 2011 Nate Hinerman, PhD, University of San Francisco

End-of-life Issues in the Islamic Tradition

November 02, 2011 Ameena Jandali, Content Director, Islamic Networks Group (http://www.ing.org/)

End-of-life Issues in the Islamic Tradition

October 05, 2011 Ameena Jandali, Content Director, Islamic Networks Group (http://www.ing.org/)

The Role and Mission of Pallium India

September 07, 2011 Presenters: Hetal Sheth and Sunshine Mugrabi

POLST Panel Discussion, followed by Q/A

June 01, 2011

Our June networking meeting will feature a lively, interactive discussion concerning POLST, including how to identify the target populations most suitable for POLST, and how to skillfully and sensitively facilitate a POLST conversation with a client/surrogate. Catherine McGregor, RN, MSN Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, Mark Apfel, MD, Medical Director Anderson Valley Health Center and Jeff Newman, MD, Sutter Health Institute for Research and Education will offer ideas and answer questions, as well as guide an active learning exercise.

    Please RSVP so I can ensure food for all! All are welcome. Feel free to forward this email to anyone you feel may be interested in the discussion.

    Date: Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

    Time: 11:30am-1:30pm

    June Location: (***we will return to our usual meeting locale in July)

    Institute on Aging
    Senior Campus
    3575 Geary Boulevard
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    Phone: (415) 750-4111

    A map and directions can be found here:

    http://www.ioaging.org/aboutus/directions.html

Catherine McGregor, RN, MSN Coalition for Compassionate Care of California; Mark Apfel, MD, Medical Director Anderson Valley Health Center; Jeff Newman, MD, Sutter Health Institute for Research and Education

Life Changing Decisions: From Donation To Transplantation

May 04, 2011

Lori's talk will include a detailed discussion of all the major aspects of the transplant programs she oversees. Lori will also describe the transplant and donation systems, and how they operate, including the role of end of life care and education amidst these processes. Lori's long history and accomplished expertise in the field promises to foster a rich dialog, so please bring your interests, your questions, and RSVP.

Lori Coleman, RN, CPTC, and Manager of the Heart, Lung and Liver Transplant Unit at California Pacific Medical Center

The "Good" Death

April 11, 2011

We are very lucky this month to welcome back Guy Micco, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Berkeley. Guy also serves as the Director of the UCB Resource Center on Aging and as Co-Director of the UC Berkeley Program for the Medical Humanities. His presentation is provocatively entitled, "The 'Good' Death,” and he will explore with us contemporary attitudes and their impact on how we care for a person at the end of their life. What happens at the end of life? Do we care about an individual's experience beyond our concern to alleviate 'suffering'? What do we do with attitudes that suggest the 'old,' having lived a long life already, now have less to live for? These questions frame Guy’s literarily inspired presentation, where he will draw from two classics, “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” and “Alcestis” (see attached Guy’s recent article).

Guy Micco, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Berkeley

Death Makes Life Possible

March 02, 2011 Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, PhD, President for Research and Education at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Kathleen Erickson-Freeman, Facilitator

Debut of My Way Cards

February 02, 2011

Dr. Stanley Terman, founder, CEO and medical director of Caring Advocates, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that helps people plan and carry out their end-of-life wishes. Dr. Terman created and has recently updated a new tool for Advance Care Planning, My Way Cards, to create a Natural Dying—Living Will (Natural Dying—Advance Decision). Two primary goals of sorting My Way Cards include: 1) to inform people what it is like to live with Advanced Dementia (and other terminal illnesses) using plain, straightforward descriptions that have almost no medical jargon or medical diagnoses, supplemented with illustrative line drawings to enhance understanding; and 2) to create a legal document that will be an effective Advance Directive.  In his presentation, Dr. Terman will elaborate how through the process of sorting the cards, Advance Care Planners can make decisions about over 48 different items relevant for end-of-life care. Each item represents a symptom, loss of function, unwanted behavior, or conflict with lifelong values. The process of sorting the cards results in informing future decision-makers how the Advance Care Planner feels about each item. The overarching goal of Dr. Terman's research is to avoid future conflicts so that people can avoid a prolonged, burdensome process of dying such as lingering for years in Advanced Dementia with unrecognized and untreated pain and suffering.

 

More information about Dr. Terman's new My Way Cards is at www.MyWayCards.org , www.PlanNowDieLater.org , and www.CaringAdvocates.org/presentations.php .

Dr. Stanley Terman

Last Acts of Kindness

January 12, 2011 J. Redwing Keyssar, RN, BA

In the Heart of the Deathless

November 10, 2010 Ivana Steigman, MD, PhD

Joy of Caring Project: Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care

October 13, 2010

We are very lucky to welcome Marguerite Manteau-Rao, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Registered Art Therapist, who has a mindfulness-based psychotherapy private practice in Menlo Park. Marguerite serves adults & families facing the psychological difficulties associated with chronic pain, illness, aging, and end-of-life. Marguerite is also a MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) instructor, and maintains an ongoing Vipassana meditation practice. She writes about her mindfulness practice, as well as end-of-life and dementia care, both for the Huffington Post and her blog, Mind Deep. 

 

Marguerite’s presentation is entitled, "Joy of Caring Project: Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care." This presentation was inspired by her experience with her mother who suffers from Alzheimer's, and her work with clients and Zen Hospice residents. Her presentation suggests that traditional support, including education and behavior modification have not been very effective at reducing caregiver distress. Such approaches often fail to address:  1) caregivers' difficulties in disengaging from habitual ways of responding to challenging behaviors; and 2) how to manage internal resources of stress over the long run.

 

Marguerite’s Joy of Caring approach combines the Zen Hospice model of mindful care community, with the Mindfulness-Based Elder Care (MBEC) model, and a mindfulness-based view of dementia. Using this lens, elements of dementia that are traditionally experienced as liabilities in the care relationship can be transformed into unique opportunities for personal growth and mindfulness practice. This presentation will discuss ways to achieve such transformation.

Marguerite Manteau-Rao, LCSW

Compassion Fatigue: Tricky Symptoms & the Return to Balance

September 08, 2010 Rev. Jennifer Block, Education Director & Chaplain at Zen Hospice Project

The Good News About Alzheimers: How Mindfulness Can Heal Patients and the Ones Who Care for Them

August 05, 2010

A recent article from Marguerite Manteau-Rao, LCSW, ATR, MBA can be found here:   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marguerite-manteaurao/the-good-news-about-...

The Good News About Alzheimer's: How Mindfulness Can Heal Patients and the Ones Who Care for Them

We Are On the Move To End Alzheimers at Vintage Golden Gate!

August 02, 2010

A recent article from Marguerite Manteau-Rao, LCSW, ATR, MBA can be found here:  

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marguerite-manteaurao/the-good-news-about-..."

We Are On the Move To End Alzheimer’s at Vintage Golden Gate!

Why Sort Illustrated My Way Cards? To Create Effective Living Wills for Advanced Dementia

June 09, 2010 Stanley A. Terman, PhD, MD, Caring Advocates, Carlsbad, CA

American Society on Aging presents

May 19, 2010

American Society on Aging presents

 

     

 

    Legacy: Emerging Professionals Serving Older Adults

 

    A Social Networking Mixer—Mingle with Your Peers!

 

     

 

    May 19, 2010

 

    5:30 – 8:30 pm

 

     

 

    Swank Cocktail Lounge

 

    444 Presidio Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115

 

    (Located below Laurel Village Inn. Street parking available.)

 

     

 

    $10 charge (cash only) at the door includes light appetizers,

    two drink tickets, and a chance to win raffle prizes*

 

     

 

    RSVP by May 14, 2010

 

    Michelle Dowds: (415) 449-3721, MichelleD@jfcs.org

 

    Emily Schmidt: (415) 225-2222, Emily@providencecare.com

 

     

 

     

 

    Legacy is the next generation of professionals committed to serving and promoting a positive view of older adults. It is a forum for emerging professionals to network with peers, raise awareness about the needs of the aging community, and participate in professional development through educational presentations and community service. Learn more about ASA membership opportunities that offer professional development, training resources and future mentoring programs.

 

     

 

    Legacy was founded by Michelle Dowds, Community Outreach Coordinator, Seniors•At•Home, a division of JFCS, and Emily Schmidt, Community Relations, Providence Place—Dementia Care Assisted Living.

 

     

 

    *Raffle prize donations provided by Sephora ® and Arcadia Health Care. Food graciously donated by Alma Via of San Francisco, Vintage Senior Living and Providence Place. Thank you to our planning committee:  Jeanette Feddes, Arcadia Health Care; Kelley Mullin, Hospice by the Bay; and Nicole Amirehsani,Alma Via of San Francisco.

American Society on Aging presents, Legacy: Emerging Professionals Serving Older Adults

Degriefing: Transforming Grief

May 12, 2010 Lyn Prashant, MA, FT, CMT

Preparing for Death Now: How Alive Are You Willing to Be?

April 14, 2010 Dale Borglum, PhD - Founder and Executive Director of The Living/Dying Project

Topic: A Community-Based Approach to Improving Palliative Care

March 03, 2010 Jeffrey Newman, MD, MPH

A Burden of Means: Recent Debates in Catholic Health Care Ethics at the End-of-Life

February 03, 2010 Nate Hinerman, PhD

Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Community Training

January 06, 2010

POLST Training, including how to integrate POLST with other advance planning documents, and how to use POLST as a tool to facilitate conversations about wishes and values for the end of life.

Nate Hinerman, PhD, and Connie Borden, RN, MSN, ANP

When Blossoms Fall: Buddhist Practices at the End of Life

November 05, 2009 Tova Green, LCSW

Green options & innovations in funerary care

October 07, 2009 Kathy Curry, Forever Fernwood Funeral Home

POLST Implementation in California

September 02, 2009 Erin Henke POLST Program Manager, California Coalition for Compassionate Care

Inspired or Tired? Making Sense of What We Do

July 05, 2009

Serving and caring for people at the end of life means being fully present to both the pain and joy of human existence. We who are involved in end-of-life care & advocacy, after-death care, and bereavement care, can become weighed down by the constancy of sickness, death, and grief in our work lives, or we can become celebrants of life and champions for healing. Jennifer will lead us in examining our beliefs and attitudes about life and death so that we can be effective -- and happy -- caregivers and advocates in the increasingly important and precarious arena of end-of-life care. If you have ever wondered about the meaning of your work, and how it relates to the bigger picture, this presentation is for you. And if not, come find out how to best support your colleagues who seem to be losing sight of it all.

Since 2004, Jennifer Block has served as the director of Public Education for the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco , California , creating curriculum, teaching workshops, offering spiritual care, and providing community outreach. In her current role, Jennifer shares the mission and learning of Zen Hospice Project nationally through the many curriculum she has created from her years of hospice and chaplaincy service. Jennifer also provides training and spiritual care to volunteers, clinicians, and caregivers, as well as friends and families facing the spiritual and emotional issues related to end-of-life care.

Jennifer Block Director of Public Education, Zen Hospice Project

Unraveling the relationship between health care literacy

June 03, 2009 Rebecca Sudore, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Watching Them Let Go: the residential pediatric hospice experience

May 06, 2009

In her presentation and slide show Diane will describe what it's like to watch parents watch their children drift off to death.

 

    Diane's role at George Mark includes helping parents move from absolute resolve to having their child survive to seeing them take on tasks, skill sets, and a knowledge base of medical information they never wanted to have.

 

    Diane also will discuss the current day to day activities at the House, and what it is like to have a growing number of bereaved families they are working with over time.

 

    For a nice profile of Diane's previous professional work and a sample of her photography, see the following San Francisco Chronicle article at:

 

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/07/14/LV18879.DTL

Diane Malek, MSW, LCSW, Psychosocial Manager, George Mark Children's House.

From Crisis to Empowerment: Necessary Actions from Diagnosis to Dying, Death, and Grief

February 04, 2009 Beatrice Toney Bailey, lecturer and author of book, "Farewell My Friend"

The "Right to Know" End of Life Options Act

January 07, 2009 Stephen Jamison, Ph.D. (California Director, Compassion & Choices)

Addressing Cultural Diversity at the End of Life

November 05, 2008 Pat Forman, MPH, MATP (Consultant and Coach)

Addressing Religious Diversity at the End of Life

October 01, 2008

Update: Paid Family Leave Act

Lilian Miwa Maher (Paid Family Leave Act Outreach Coordinator)

Evan Ardley, PhD, D.Min. (Spiritual Services Manager, Hospice By The Bay)

National Prize Recognizes Excellence in End-of-Life Care

September 30, 2008

"National Prize Recognizes Excellence in End-of-Life Care The Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award   Nominations due September 30th!   Please see this link for more info:   http://www.thehastingscenter.org/PhysicianAwards/"

National Prize Recognizes Excellence in End-of-Life Care

A Presentation on Compassion Fatigue

September 03, 2008 Rev. Jennifer Block, MA (Public Education Director, Zen Hospice Project)

Organizing One's Affairs at the End of Life

August 06, 2008 Cari Hays, MSPM, (Executor Consulting Services) and Maggie Watson (author, A Graceful Farewell)

Proposed Changes to Laguna Hondas Hospice Unit

July 02, 2008 Derek Kerr, MD

National Geriatrics and Palliative Care Symposium

June 19, 2008

This conference brings together health care providers who are caring for the elderly and for patients with advanced illness across all venues of care to improve communication with patients, their caregivers and families.

Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente

For profit versus nonprofit models of palliative care and end-of-life care

June 04, 2008 Catherine Dodd

California Coalition for Compassionate Care Workgroups & Membership Meeting

May 30, 2008 Contact Nate Hinerman for more details!

Partners in Caring: A seminar for faith leaders on end-of-life care

May 15, 2008

This one-day program taught by physicians enhances the skills of faith leaders in supporting congregants at life’s end. Appropriate for community clergy, rabbis and priests, health ministers, congregational nurses, staff and volunteer chaplains.

Registration fee of $60 includes light breakfast, lunch, and program materials.

Sponsored by Sacramento Healthcare Decisions & Compassionate Care Alliance

This conference brings together health care providers who are caring for the elderly and for patients with advanced illness across all venues of care to improve communication with patients

May 07, 2008

    Patrice Villars, Associate Director, Hospice and Palliative Care Veterans Affairs Medical Center

    Connie Borden, Palliative Care Coordinator at St. Mary’s Medical Center

    Kathy Doctor, Clinical Team Manager for Pathways Palliative Home Care and IV Programs

    Sandee Wishon, Clinical Outreach Director at Hospice By The Bay (Palliative Care and Pediatric Programs)

Various Speakers

National Health Care Decisions Day/Hospice Foundation of America National Teleconference

April 17, 2008

"Living with Grief Videoconference – Children and Adolescents

$15.00 includes CEUs and refreshments

For more information or to register, call (415) 526-5516 or e-mail cgitelman@hospicebythebay.org"

Co-Hosted by Hospice by the Bay & Pathways Hospice

Music Thanatology

April 02, 2008 Kate Munger

Conference - Compassion in Action: Shaping the Future of End-of-Life Care

March 27, 2008 Santa Clara University, Center for Performing Arts Santa Clara, CA

The similarities and tensions among the definition and delivery of palliative care hospice care and end-of-life care

March 05, 2008 Anne Hughes, RN, PhD, Adv Practice Nurse in Palliative Care, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehab Center

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