Free Webcast – End of Life Planning for Body and Spirit – May 19, 2020

By: Drew Rosielle, MD, Medical Director of Palliative Care, M Health Fairview and
Paul Galchutt, MPH, MDiv, BCC, Research Staff Chaplain, M Health Fairview

Earn 1.25 CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

Handout – End of Life Planning for Body & Spirit 5.19.20

Despite decades of public education about advance care planning and health care directives, many patients and families remain unprepared cognitively, emotionally and spiritually. Palliative Care focuses on improving the quality of life of people with serious illnesses. It helps them find relief from the symptoms and stress that might be related to having a serious illness. Palliative care also provides support to family and loved ones.

Hospice care reflects the belief that quality of life should be encouraged and supported when quantity of life is limited. The Hospice philosophy embraces the right to experience relief from physical, spiritual and emotional pain that frequently accompanies a life-limiting illness.

Rev. Paul Galchutt and Dr. Drew Rosielle will share their perspectives as a former palliative care chaplain and physician on helping patients and families prepare for the end-of-life.

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Free Webcast – COVID-19 and Living with Dementia: Maintaining Well-Being and Purpose – April 17, 2020

Facilitator: Joe Gaugler, PhD, University of Minnesota
Panelists:
Teresa McCarthy, MD, University of Minnesota; Kenneth Hepburn, PhD, Emory University
Lauren J. Parker, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins; Edward Ratner, MD, University of Minnesota

The 2 hr. CEU for this webcast will be free for all who participate. It is pre-approved by the MN Board of Social Work and self-submit for other disciplines and for those who work in other states. MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing. For those who register but are unable to watch the live event, accessing the recording and CEU will also be free. Information on accessing the CEU and recording will be sent immediately after the webinar.

Handout-COVID 19 Living with Dementia Webcast 4.17.20

Send your question for a presenter prior to the webinar to Ann Emery (carl0219@umn.edu). Questions for panelists can also be posted during the session.

Living with or caring for someone with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges. This virtual panel of national and local experts will discuss these challenges and also review important strategies, tips, and resources so that the well-being and purpose of people living with dementia and those who care for them is maintained during this unprecedented pandemic. The brief presentations will focus on clinical issues for people living with dementia; family caregiver and care partner strategies; and cultural resources important to consider. The panel will also answer questions from those living with dementia or memory concerns, care partners, health professionals, or any other attendees.

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