Nov
13
Wed
WSHPCO Public Policy Committee Meeting
Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WSHPCO Public Policy Committee Meeting

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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Access Code: 831-113-437

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Nov
14
Thu
WEBINAR – The Journey of Being Remembered: Legacy & Memory Making for Children, Families & Caregivers
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/wshpco/webinar/the-journey-of-being-remembered-legacy-memory-making-for-children-families-caregivers

The death of a child, whether expected or unexpected, is a complicated emotional experience for the child, family, and healthcare team.  The pediatric interdisciplinary team has the privilege of being involved in end-of-life care for children and their families to provide expert, compassionate care during this life transition.

Death does not erase a life or a memory.  One lasting gift that can be given to a dying child and the family is the gift of being remembered.  This webinar’s presenters have extensive experience in helping children create their legacy and the imprint they want to leave upon their families, friends, and communities before they die.  They will share stories and creative ways they have facilitated legacy-making experiences for patients, siblings, families, and care providers.  The goal is to provide participants with applicable concepts, tools, and care-delivery models that can be used in their organizations to facilitate providing expert, compassionate end-of-life care.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insightful ways to incorporate effective, meaningful communication in end-of-life care
  • Anticipatory guidance: how to foster legacy and memory making for the dying child throughout the trajectory of the illness, not only during the final hours
  • How to facilitate memory making for siblings, families, and friends/community
  • Care at the time of death:  understand the concept of “the art of being present”
  • Incorporating complementary and expressive therapies into end-of-life care
  • Community support and opportunities to ease the burden and foster memories for families experiencing the loss of a child

OBJECTIVES

  • Provide an overview of loss, mourning, and grief through the eyes of the patient, parents, siblings, grandparents, and care-giving team
  • Describe how to develop an interdisciplinary plan of care that addresses the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and cultural needs of the dying child and family
  • Identify at least three interventions that can be incorporated into the plan of care to facilitate the legacy-making process
  • Address the Child Life Specialist’s role and the impact of expressive therapies in end-of-life care
  • Describe at least two ways to support the grieving care team and promote legacy/memory opportunities for care providers
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Resource list, including books to be used with children and families at the end of life
    • List of legacy-building activities
    • “Must have” list of resources to keep onsite in the case of an unexpected death

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This session is best suited for those who want to expand their knowledge and ability to care for children and families on the unexpected, emotional end-of-life journey.  The discussion and content will be guided by insight and expertise from all disciplines that impact dying children and families.  This program is recommended for those seeking insight on a creative, holistic team approach to pediatric end-of-life care including MDs, NPs, RNs, therapists, child-life specialists, creative arts therapists, social workers, chaplains, volunteers, and nursing assistants.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

 

MEET THE PRESENTERS

Photo Jill Wegener
Blythedale Children’s Hospital

 

Photo Jennifer Kennedy
Blythedale Children’s Hospital

 

Photo Jennifer Kennedy
Blythedale Children’s Hospital
WSHPCO Fall Conference Planning Committee Call
Nov 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WSHPCO Annual Fall Conference Planning Meetings

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Nov
19
Tue
WSHPCO Palliative Care Networking Call
Nov 19 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Palliative Care Networking Call

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WSHPCO Palliative Care Networking Planning Committee Meeting
Nov 19 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Palliative Care Networking Planning Call

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Access Code: 194-425-325

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WSHPCO and OHPCA Inpatient Hospice Managers/Staff Meeting
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Monthly conference call which will focus on Inpatient Hospice issues. This call is a forum for Inpatient Hospice managers and staff to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc. No meeting in May 2019.

OHPCA-WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting

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United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 734-746-861

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WEBINAR – Hospice & Veterans – Special Considerations for the Heroes Among Us
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/wshpco/webinar/hospice-veterans-special-considerations-for-the-heroes-among-us

Approximately 1,800 veterans die every day – that’s approximately one-quarter of annual deaths in the US.  It is projected that 600,000 veterans will die each year for the next 10 years.  Yet only 15% of veterans use the valuable end-of-life healthcare benefits they earned from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  The VA provides a variety of healthcare benefits specifically for elderly veterans, including geriatric healthcare for those with complex needs.  These programs can be received at home, at VA medical centers, or in the community.

This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the services available to veterans facing end-of-life decisions, including support opportunities for veterans and their families.  Learn the critical role of hospice and palliative care in guiding vets through decision-making and respecting their personal culture, religious beliefs, and values.  Veterans have earned our nation’s respect and gratitude and the VA’s end-of-life healthcare benefits provide the dignity and recognition they deserve.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Veterans Administration integrated health services
  • Home- and community-based services
  • Available services and eligibility requirements
  • How to locate services and access popular forms
  • Reimbursement and working with the VA
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Sample reference documents for community resources
    • Sample eligibility reference documents
    • Useful reference links

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is best suited for agency staff who are new or not familiar with VA services and resources, including staff members in agency administration, sales and social services, or anyone else who wants to learn more about VA benefits for home health, palliative care, and end-of-life.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

Photo Gloria Turner

MEET THE PRESENTER

Turner Healthcare Consulting
Nov
21
Thu
WEBINAR – Social Worker & Chaplain Series: Psychosocial & Spiritual Aspects of Pain & Suffering In-Depth
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/wshpco/webinar/social-worker-chaplain-series-psychosocial-spiritual-aspects-of-pain-suffering-in-depth

Nationally, conversations continue to evolve regarding the role of social workers and chaplains in pain and symptom management.  The role suffering plays in exacerbating physical pain and the importance of skillfully addressing it to better manage pain are widely known.  Interdisciplinary teams exist for a reason and this topic is at the heart of true interdisciplinary care.  Join us for an in-depth look at specific skills, techniques, and interventions for the complex situations chaplains and social workers routinely encounter.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

 

Sign up for this 3-part series!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discuss the direct connection between psychosocial/spiritual suffering and physical symptomology and pain
  • Challenges related to chaplains and social workers intervening in isolation from the medically focused team members
  • Discuss the notion that “team conversations” about care are not enough when addressing severe psychosocial/spiritual suffering
  • Present tools to assess both psychosocial and spiritual suffering and distress
  • Explore skills and specific interventions to address suffering on the individual and team levels
  • Apply above tools, skills, and interventions to case examples
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Examples of psychosocial, spiritual suffering/distress assessments
    • Process to discuss and plan for coordinated team interventions
    • Examples of skills application to specific situations
    • Handout with additional lecture notes
    • Extensive list of resources at the end of the handout and additional resources about specific topics throughout the handout.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This important webinar is designed to discuss psychosocial and spiritual suffering.  While this information is vital for chaplains and social workers, the emphasis will be on ensuring that all team members are familiar with their specific work to address suffering.  Managers and leadership will also benefit from this topic.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

Photo Gary Gardia

MEET THE PRESENTER

President of Gary Gardia, Inc.
WSHPCO & OHPCA Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Networking Call
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

WSHPCO and OHPCA Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Networking Meeting

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Access Code: 829-564-157

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Nov
27
Wed
WSHPCO Pediatric Palliative Care Call Meeting
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pediatric Palliative Care Call

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Access Code: 687-748-421

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Dec
5
Thu
WSHPCO QAPI/Regulatory Call
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Monthly conference call which will focus on Regulatory/QAPI/Billing issues. This call will be a forum for managers and staff to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc.

WSHPCO QAPI/Regulatory Call

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Access Code: 618-016-629

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Dec
6
Fri
WSHPCO Board of Directors Call
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

by GoToMeeting; call details can be obtained by calling Meg, 503.890.7027 or emailing mccauley@wshpco.org.

Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to members. Members may express their opinions, concerns and/or issues at the invitation of the Board President.

Dec
11
Wed
WSHPCO Public Policy Committee Meeting
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WSHPCO Public Policy Committee Meeting

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Dec
12
Thu
WSHPCO & OHPCA Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Networking Call
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

WSHPCO and OHPCA Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Networking Meeting

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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Access Code: 829-564-157

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WSHPCO Fall Conference Planning Committee Call
Dec 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WSHPCO Annual Fall Conference Planning Meetings

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Dec
17
Tue
WSHPCO and OHPCA Inpatient Hospice Managers/Staff Meeting
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Monthly conference call which will focus on Inpatient Hospice issues. This call is a forum for Inpatient Hospice managers and staff to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc. No meeting in May 2019.

OHPCA-WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
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United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 734-746-861

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Dec
25
Wed
WSHPCO Pediatric Palliative Care Call Meeting
Dec 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pediatric Palliative Care Call

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Access Code: 687-748-421

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