Watching Them Let Go: the residential pediatric hospice experience

Speaker Name: 
Diane Malek, MSW, LCSW, Psychosocial Manager, George Mark Children's House.
Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 11:00

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