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Past Free Webinar – January 19, 2017

Polypharmacy – Preventing Unnecessary Medications for Older Adults

By: Robert Sonntag, MD



MGS Webinar Handouts – Polypharmacy – 1 per page

MGS Webinar Handouts – Polypharmacy – 3 per page

Adverse drug reactions are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. On average, the typical skilled nursing facility resident is on 8 different prescription medications. This webinar will focus on ways to Identify and decrease the use of inappropriate medications.

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Past Free Webinar – April 6, 2016

Living Well / Dying Well:
Empowering Communication for End of Life Care

By: Susan O’Connor Von, PhD, RN-BC, CHPPN, Director of Graduate Studies, UMN Center for Spirituality and Healing, Associate Professor, UMN School of Nursing; and
Frank Bennett, MDiv, Founder and Program Leader of Living Well/Dying Well Initiative, Senior Teaching Fellow, UMN Center For Spirituality & Healing

Handouts – Living Well Dying Well – 3 per page      Handouts – Living Well Dying Well – 1 per page

Living Well, Dying Well is an initiative of the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center. This initiative supports academic and community education that provides individuals, their loved ones and health care professionals with tools, skills and resources to empower effective communication for care at end of life.

Key to this initiative is reframing end-of-life care from a focus on medical death to an emphasis on humane dying through reflection on values, hopes, goals, and end of life planning. This introduction to the Living Well, Dying Well course will focus on the emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of end-of-life care. Emphasis will be on the importance of developing communication skills, focusing on person-centered care and developing self-care strategies.

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