Navigation Links
Hospice Foundation of America Presents New Educational Webinar on 'SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES THROUGH ILLNESS, GRIEF AND LOSS'
Date:7/7/2009

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally-known experts Claire Lavin, PhD, and Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, will discuss the importance of helping those with intellectual disabilities face illness and grief during Hospice Foundation of America's (HFA's) new live online webinar on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, from 1pm-2pm EDT.

"Persons with intellectual disabilities must have support to cope with normal grief reactions, and caregivers need to understand how to help," states Dr. Doka, Senior Consultant to HFA. Dr. Lavin and Dr. Doka will discuss how persons with intellectual disabilities may respond to the illness and death of a loved one; the challenges involved when those with intellectual disabilities face their own end-of-life situations; and the role that caregivers play in providing education and support. The speakers will also discuss how partnerships between organizations can better serve this population.

Claire Lavin, PhD, is a professor of psychology at The College of New Rochelle in New York. A licensed clinical and school psychologist, she works with children and adults with disabilities in facilities and schools. Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, is a professor of gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle. Dr. Doka has served as a panelist on all sixteen of HFA's Living With Grief National Bereavement Teleconferences. Dr. Lavin and Dr. Doka co-authored Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities.

"For over sixteen years, HFA has been the leader in presenting high-quality educational programming on hospice care, grief and loss, and end-of-life issues through our annual teleconference," said Amy Tucci, President/CEO of HFA. "This webinar gives organizations a new opportunity to easily access this informative programming."

To register, go to: http://store.hospicefoundation.org/home.php?cat=23LINK . Each registration allows one computer to access the live program via a password. Continuing education credits for one credit hour are available for a range of professional boards for the applicable registration fee. The Organization Registration Fee is $75, allowing an unlimited number of viewers to attain credit when viewed from one computer; the Individual Registration Fee is $25 and includes one hour of CE credit for the registered individual. A Bulk Registration is available (10% discount for 5 or more individual registrations) which allows an organization to offer the program to employees or members via their personal computers. To learn more about this exciting new educational offering, contact HFA at 800-854-3402 or http://www.hospicefoundation.org/education/webinars.

What: Hospice Foundation of America presents "SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES THROUGH ILLNESS, GRIEF AND LOSS" with Dr. Claire Lavin and Dr. Kenneth J. Doka

When: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1--2PM EDT

Where: http://www.hospicefoundation.org/education/webinars/default.asp

How: Live over the Internet - Register at address above

Contact: Lisa McGahey Veglahn at lveglahn@hospicefoundation.org

Hospice Foundation of America exists to help those who cope personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief and bereavement.

Minimum Requirements to listen to broadcast:

The Windows Media Player software, downloadable free from

http://www.microsoft.com and at least a 56Kbps connection to the Internet.

If you experience problems listening to the webcast, send an E-mail to: webcast@multivu.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Hospice Foundation of America
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Hospice Community Urges President Obama to Stop Funding Cuts
2. Hospice of Michigan President and CEO Available for Comment on New England Journal of Medicine Article on Profits in Hospice Industry and Proposed Changes From MedPAC
3. Unique Facility Designed for the Comfort of Hospice Patients and Their Families
4. Unique Facility Designed for the Comfort of Hospice Patients and Their Families
5. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leader Suggests Health Care Reforms to Cut Costs, Ensure Quality Care for People with Serious Illness
6. Englewood Hospital Home Health and Hospice Services Selects Cardiocom Telehealth Technology
7. Excell Home Care & Hospice, Inc. Selects Cardiocom Telehealth Technology
8. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leader Touts Quality, Cost Benefits of Palliative Care for Healthcare Reform
9. Elizabeth Edwards Presented With Person of the Year Award by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization at National Conference
10. Healthcare Reform Resolution Issued by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
11. Hospice Palliative Care Leadership Conference Kicks Off with Focus on Healthcare Reform and the Release of New Pediatric Standards of Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... Miami, FL (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton ... Plant City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: ... The closing for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... UCLA with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of ... Diego and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter of indulgence ... high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set the bar ... from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low expectations is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an effort ... holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a pain ... Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause episodes ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global ... Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition ... Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems ... "Company"), which develops, markets and sells medical devices and ... , signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply ... Supply Chain") on June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s ... strategic cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... Tests" report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the ... analysis in the report includes the following: ... Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Mass. , June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, ... pharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that ... Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of ... "This is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," ... will increase shareholder awareness of our progress in developing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: