Grand View Hospital to Host National Bereavement Teleconference on Spirituality and End-of-Life Care
(March 18, 2011) Sellersville, PA – Grand View Hospital has been selected to host the Hospice Foundation of America’s 18th Annual Living with Grief® Teleconference on Spirituality and End-of-Life Care. The national teleconference will be held on Thursday, April 14 from 8 am to noon at Grand View’s Community Education Center, located behind the main hospital. The teleconference is open to health-care professionals such as doctors, nurses, educators, social workers, and counselors, as well as families affected by end-of-life care issues. Topics that will be addressed include:
- Differences between spirituality and religion
- Addressing spirituality during illness, death and grief
- Spiritual assessment and empowerment
- Life review
The program will be moderated by Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University and will feature a panel of speakers on the subject. Reaching an estimated 125, 000 people, the teleconference allows families to better understand end-of-life care options and also provides an opportunity for a wide-range of health care professionals to share and exchange ideas and obtain continuing educations units (CEUs).
The teleconference is produced by Hospice Foundation of America, a not-for-profit organization, which acts as an advocate for the hospice concept of care through ongoing programs of professional education, public information and research on issues relating to illness, loss, grief and bereavement.
Registration is required for this event. For more information or to register, please call Grand View Hospice nurse Donna Selya, RN at 215-453-4071.
Grand View Hospice, a trusted leader in hospice services since 1981, features personalized services to terminally ill patients and their families in their homes or in a personal care, assisted living or nursing home environment. It also provides bereavement counseling services and support groups for those who have lost a loved one.
Grand View’s palliative care program – Transitions in Care – helps seriously-ill patients feel better. Led by a nurse practitioner with specialized training in comfort care, the program’s goal is to manage pain and other symptoms of serious illness. The program also addresses the side effects that may occur with medical treatments.
For more information on Grand View Hospice or the Transitions in Care Program, please call 215-453-4210.