Caldwell Hospice to Host Hospice Foundation of America’s Annual National Living With Grief® Program

HUDSON, NC (April 5, 2018)…Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care will host Hospice Foundation of America’s (HFA) annual Living With Grief® Program, “When Grief is Complicated,” from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Caldwell Hospice’s McCreary Family Professional Center, 526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson, NC. The local event is offered at no cost in partnership with Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

While most individuals experiencing loss face grief, most grievers can cope with loss and subsequent grief in ways defined by their culture, as appropriate and can fulfill, after brief and intermittent impairment, their social and workplace roles. However, research shows that between 10 and 20 percent of individuals who experience loss experience more disabling reactions, including Complicated Grief or other conditions triggered by the loss, such as PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, or substance abuse. Complicated Grief reactions may also be a factor in physical illness. This program looks at how to identify disabling grief reactions and when referrals to specially trained clinicians or professionals may be indicated and necessary.

This year’s televised program is moderated by Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University and former CNN anchor. Sesno will lead the panel of noted authorities that includes: Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv; Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD; and Therese A. Rando, PhD, BCETS, BCBT.

The program is two hours, with an additional onsite 30-minute panel discussion with local and area professionals required for CE credits.

This program will be practical for all levels of professionals—entry level, intermediate or advanced. The information provided will be useful to health care clinicians, social service clinicians and others working in hospice, palliative care, counseling, hospital, nursing home, funeral home or faith community environments.  Two and one-half hours of continuing education credit are available to purchase until April 26, 2018 through HFA for nurses, social workers, counselors, clergy and more. For HFA’s list of board approvals, go to www.hospicefoundation.org.

The complimentary presentation is provided as part of Caldwell Hospice’s community bereavement services because of their belief that it can improve quality of life. Registration is required by April 10, 2018. To learn more about this program or to register, contact Lisa Caviness, Public Relations/Marketing Coordinator, at 828.754.0101 or prc@caldwellhospice.org.

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, a community-based, not-for-profit hospice care provider, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Medicare-certified, and licensed by the State of North Carolina. For more information about Caldwell Hospice, including hospice care, palliative care, bereavement services, and opportunities to serve as a Caldwell Hospice volunteer, call 828.754.0101, visit www.caldwellhospice.org or Facebook.

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