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

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Lecture has been cancelled.

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

Pat Tadel, MSN, RN – Ethical Advance Care Planning - More Than Just Advance Directives

 

 

 

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Suggested Reading

The Conversation

By Angelo Volandes

The Best Care Possible: A Physicians's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life

By Ira Byock, M.D.

Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying

By Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley

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