Date & Time
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Leslie Blackhall, MD
End of life is a developmental stage, one experienced by all patients; and it requires a unique set of skills from caregivers. However, those studying nursing, medicine, and other allied professions are usually not taught how their patients die. The absence of this education leads to misunderstanding about the nature and goals of medical care, an inability to communicate, and increased suffering for clinicians, patients, and family. Additionally, our health care institutions are designed to care for patients with acute, episodic illnesses and are geared toward those patients’ recoveries; however, many patients have chronic, progressive, life-limiting illnesses from which they will not recover. In this workshop, we will discuss how our education and institutional systems fail in the care of patients at the end of life and explore ways we can improve and transform these systems and, by extension, the experiences that patients and caregivers have.
Appropriate for all health care professionals.
A One-Day Workshop
Saturday, January 5, 2019, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
$220 (Members & Nonmembers)
Sunday, January 6, 2019, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lazarus and the Mustard Seed: Death and Dying in Two Cultures
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This workshop can be taken alone or as part of the New York Open Center’s Certificate in the Art of Dying: Integrative Thanatology. Click HERE for more information.
This program is part of the Art of Dying Institute. For complete information click here.
New York Open Center