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Hospice offers CEU series in social work

By Staff | Apr 19, 2013

Every social worker in every area of practice will eventually confront issues related to serious illness, death and dying, and grief and mourning. Hospice of the Panhandle believes that the more one learns about the end of life, the more comfortable and equipped one becomes at helping others negotiate these challenging times in life. This series provides social workers with a basic tool kit to help clients/patients successfully manage the end-of-life experience. This event will be held Friday, May 24 from 9 a.m.-noon in the multi-purpose room of Hospice of the Panhandle in Martinsburg. Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

This educational program will assist end-of-life care provider organizations and health and human service professionals in enhancing their sensitivities and understanding of veterans and to provide professionals with new interventions to better serve dying veterans and their families. Attention is placed on veteran generations now aging and most likely to be seen in end-of-life care (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam). The program also looks organizationally at military benefits and intersections with VA systems and will explore the traditions and sensitivities of grieving families and resources that can assist them.

Hosted by Hospice of the Panhandle, this class is presented, via DVD, by the Hospice Foundation of America. Moderating the lecture is Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University.

This program meets the criteria for three contact hours of Category 1 Continuing Education Units as approved by the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners and provided by Hospice of the Panhandle #490109. Those interested in attending should contact Karla Troppman at 304-267-1870 x 208 of ktroppman@hospiceotp.org. The cost per person is $45 and includes a continental breakfast.