education

Professional and Student Education

An important part of our mission is to provide education to students and professionals regarding all aspects of palliative care, hospice care, grief and loss.  If you are in school to prepare for a healthcare career or are currently working in healthcare and are interested in having Hospice of Northwest Ohio provide education for your group, please contact our Professional Development Department at 419-661-4001 or Jennifer Schafer.

We currently work with the following professional and student groups:

Professionals

Mercy Palliative Care Fellowship
University of Toledo Community Health Project (Summer Medical Student Volunteerism Program)

Students

Bowling Green State University
Lourdes University
Mercy College
Ohio University
Owens Community College
Professional Skills Institute
University of Toledo


The Dr. Sharon Erel Lecture

We also are proud to present the highly praised and anticipated annual Dr. Sharon Erel Lecture, which provides education and insight on a variety of topics related to end-of-life care. Topics and speakers have included:

Ann Berger, MD – Pain Management

Ira Byock, MD – The Best Care Possible

Dennis McCullough, MD – Slow Medicine: The Compassionate Approach to Caring for Our Elders

George Bonanno, PhD – Loss, Trauma and Resilience

A local panel of experts – Applying Everyday Ethics to End-of-Life Decision Making

Sharon Erel, MD – End-of-Life Conversations

Kathy Kelly, MPA – Who is Caring for the Caregiver?

Angelo Volandes, MD – The Importance of The Conversation

Deborah Grassman – Soul Injury

Teepa Snow – Caring for the Person with Dementia

 

May 21, 2019 - Pat Tadel, MSN, RN – Ethical Advance Care Planning - More Than Just Advance Directives Register today!

 

 

 

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Suggested Reading

Midlife Orphan – Facing Life’s Changes Now That Your Parents Are Gone

By Jane Brooks

"Why Do People Die?" Helping Your Child Understand – With Love and Illustrations

By Cynthia MacGregor

The Comfort of Home: An Illustrated Step-By-Step Guide for Caregivers

By Paula Derr and Maria Meyer

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"Our family appreciated the extreme care my husband received. He was treated with kindness, care, concern, and close attention to the specific needs he had. Our daughter and son-in-law appreciated the care and concern given to me (patient's wife), as well as to our entire family. The staff's sympathy and concern for all of us was more than we hoped for in this incredibly difficult time in our lives."