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