15th Annual Dr. Sharon Erel Lecture

Date: May 13, 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Event

Contact: Mary Davis
Phone: 419-931-5190

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The 15th Annual Dr. Sharon Erel Lecture


Transforming Dying, Transforming Ourselves
Featuring Tani Bahti, RN, CT, CHPN

“A good death does honor to a whole life.” ~ Petrarch

People facing serious or terminal illness are confronted by many issues regarding the quality of life. Will they be a burden? How will they cope with losing their independence? How does the process of dying affect perceptions and care and what might be the impact on patient and caregiver alike?

In part one of the program, Tani will discuss living through dying and how changing the perceptions of quality of life can impact all who provide care for those at the end of life. She will review quality-of-life concerns along with personal values, triggers, and fears people may confront as they face death. Tani will share excerpts of the video “Living Through Dying – The Struggle for Grace” to illustrate a few examples of how some people, and their care providers, experience these issues and how those transformative experiences can help find new meaning along the journey.

In part two of the program, Tani will demystify the dying process and discuss the physical and psychosocial aspects of dying along with the “mysteries.” By understanding the dying process and the body’s wisdom, care providers can support patients and families to make decisions that promote comfort at the end of life. Compassion, simplicity, and presence are essential to helping patients and families replace their fears with understanding, acceptance, and closure.


Continuing Education

Nurses • Hospice of Northwest Ohio is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

• 3.0 contact hours

• Must be present for 90% of activity to receive CE certificate

• CE certificate will be given upon completion of evaluation form.

Long-Term Care Administrators • This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for continuing education for 3 total participant hours from NAB/NCERS. Call Jennifer Schafer 419-931-5490 for further information.

Social Workers / Counselors • Hospice of Northwest Ohio (RCS 100003) is an approved provider of continuing education by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. 3.0 clock hours will be awarded to social workers and counselors.

According to the Ohio CSWMFT Board, any late arrivals or early departees will be given certificates accurately reflecting their actual times of attendance. The Ohio CSWMFT Board requires a minimum duration for CEs of 1 clock hour, so attendees present for less than one hour of the presentation will not be given certificates.

Psychologists • Hospice of Northwest Ohio is an OPA-MCE approved provider #341283188 for this program. This program has been approved for 3.0 hours of education credit for psychologists.


Intended Audience

Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, and Long-Term Care Administrators.


Registration deadline is Friday, May 7.

The webinar link will be sent to the email address you provide at registration.

Payment can only be made online with a credit card.


About Tani Bahti, RN, CT, CHPN

Passionate about end-of-life issues, Tani has spent most of her 44-year nursing career focusing on improving end-of-life care. Having experienced the deaths of family and friends as well as beloved patients, her work is personal as well as professional. Recognizing how fear, misinformation and lack of information can negatively impact decision-making and the dying experience, she recognized the need to support and educate patients, their caregivers and healthcare providers throughout the end-of-life journey.

A frequent speaker for professional and lay groups, Tani developed clinical training programs for medical and nursing schools and hospice volunteers. She was the founder and executive director of the non-profit organization Passages – Support & Education in End-of-Life Issues from 2009 until 2015. The goal has always been to provide compassionate guidance in end-of-life issues through support, education and research.