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Mindfulness and Awareness in End-of-Life Care

Autumn Light

An 8-week online training for professionals and trained volunteers currently serving in end-of-life care or interested in entering this field.

The course offers time-tested and practical contemplative methods to care for people at the end of life. Students learn and experience mindfulness and meditation techniques along with their practical application in self-care, how to build therapeutic relationships with dying patients and families, communication and working with care teams.

With presentations by Christine Longaker, Kirsten DeLeo, Ann Allgere, MD, Karen Wyatt, MD, Rosamund Oliver, Ian Gawler, John Baugher, Phd., and Youske Eto, LMSW

Topics

  • Contemplative approach to end-of-life care
  • Being present with suffering and dying
  • Communicating about death
  • Addressing the fears of dying and responding to the needs of patients and clients
  • Supporting a terminally ill person to find meaning, heal relationships and say good-bye
  • Working with family dynamics and supporting families
  • Dignity, spirituality and quality at the end of life
  • Creating a peaceful environment – spiritual care at the bedside

This course is part of our Certificate in Contemplative End-of-Life Care Program.

“This program may be the most important I have ever taken. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to skillfully bring a deeper dimension of spiritual life to their caregiving.”

— Dennis McCann, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, graduate

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