More than 10,000 people last year had the opportunity to learn about hospice care through the Hospice of Northwest Ohio Speakers' Bureau.

Hospice Speaker's Bureau

Answers for Living the Last Months of Life
Hospice of Northwest Ohio welcomes any opportunity to share information about end-of-life care. We are the community’s leading resource regarding the many issues and concerns all individuals and families will face as they help their loved ones prepare for their final months of life.

All presentations are tailored to the special interests or needs of the audience. Here are some topics to consider when thinking about what might interest your group:

Understanding Hospice

  • What is Hospice?
  • The 10 Hospice Myths
  • Living Well at the End of Life
  • Pain and Symptom Management at the End of Life
  • Knowing When It’s Time for Hospice Care

Support for Families and Friends

  • Caring for the Entire Family
  • How to Talk To/Support Dying Patients and Their Families
  • Stress Management for Caregivers
  • Spirituality in End-of-Life Care
  • Planning Ahead for a Good Death
  • How to Discuss End-of-Life Issues with Your Family
  • Understanding Advance Directives
  • Community Resources for Terminally Ill Patients and Their Families

Grief and Loss

  • Understanding Grief
  • Life After Loss
  • How to Help Someone Who is Grieving
  • Helping Children and Teens Cope with Loss
  • Coping with Sudden Loss
  • Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Hospice in the Community

  • Ethics in End-of-Life Care
  • Careers in Hospice Care
  • Hospice Education for Students in the Medical Field

Presentations from Hospice of Northwest Ohio are appropriate for any group, including:

  • Civic and service groups
  • Church groups
  • Companies
  • School groups – high school and college
  • Medical professionals
  • Counseling professionals
  • Social service agencies

To request a speaker, or discuss topic ideas, call the Hospice of Northwest Ohio Communications Department at 419-931-5194 or email Barb Sharek and include information about your group, what topics you are interested in as well as where and when you would like the presentation to take place.