This is the 1-hour didactic presentation. A recording will be available for registrants after the session.
Overview: This session will be beneficial for those who have some basic knowledge and experience with conversations with those who are dying and their families. The session will focus on responding to questions and initiating difficult conversations with patients/clients and families as they approach end-of-life.
• Identify some of the more difficult situations health care providers face when taking part in therapeutic conversations at end-of-life
• Discuss strategies, conversation starters and principles for accompanying clients and families at this time
• Identify resources for ongoing learning in this area, as well as self-reflection questions to consider in determining comfort, growth and learning needs for the participants