Press Release

Hospice Foundation of America Announces New Webinar Package for 2017-18 

WASHINGTON, May 25—With summer just around the corner, Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) is releasing the lineup of 2017-2018 professional education webinars that will kick off in September. HFA’s webinars feature some of the most prominent voices in hospice, palliative care, and bereavement. From Supporting to Bereaved College Students to Dying and Grief Phenomena, these upcoming webinars are sure to be engaging, thought-provoking, and an essential part of your professional or personal education. See the full list here: 

Supporting Bereaved College Students and Emerging Adults 
Heather Servaty-Seib, PhD with Ken Doka, PhD, MDiv
     Live on September 19, 2017


 Many college students and emerging adults face their first significant loss  just as they are striving for independence; learn effective strategies for supporting this population through the unique challenges they face.

Helping Mourners Deal with Jealousy, Guilt, and Shame in Bereavement
     Dale Larson, PhD and Ken Doka, PhD, MDiv

     Live on October 17, 2017

  Grieving people may experience surprising and unsettling emotions after a death including jealousy, guilt, and shame. This webinar will offer interventive strategies to help grieving individuals recognize, validate, and resolve such complicated reactions


Current Issues in Pain Management and End-of-Life Care
     Marian Grant, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, RN and Hank Willner, MD
     with JoAnne Reifsnyder, PhD, RN
     Live on February 20, 2018

 This webinar uses the case study approach to address pain management at the end-of-life, including issues surrounding the use of opioids, communication with patients and families, regulations, policy implications, and drug monitoring systems.


Ethical Issues in Effectively Providing LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care
     Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, MSW, CSE with Kathleen Taylor, MA, LMHC
     Live on April 17, 2018


 When there are tensions between beliefs and ethical imperatives, conflicts may arise. This webinar explores potential conflicts and offers strategies and tools for professionals in effectively serving the LGBTQ communities.

Dying, Death, and Grief Phenomena
Ken Doka, PhD, MDiv with Paul Metzler, DMin
     Live on May 15, 2018

  Healthcare professionals and family members often report witnessing unusual or unexpected responses when a person is nearing death. This program explores subjects like terminal lucidity, near death experiences, and other end-of-life phenomena from the perspective of clinicians and offers solutions as to how they can handle such experiences.

Attachment Theory and Grief Support
     Phyllis Kosminsky, LCSW, PhD and Jack Jordan, PhD with Ken Doka, PhD, MDiv
     Live on June 19, 2018 


  Attachment-informed grief therapy enriches an understanding of how and why individuals grieve and how they can be helped. This webinar will review attachment-informed grief therapy, exploring the ways attachment styles mediate mourning and influence the therapeutic process.

These webinars carry a number of board certifications, including social work, nursing, and counseling boards. Webinar packages are available starting at $276 for individuals and $780 for multi-viewer locations. HFA Webinar packages provide convenient, comprehensive, and low-cost educational programming for up to an entire year with a single registration.

Become an HFA member and get discounts of up to 25%.
Questions? Email us at educate@hospicefoundation.org