Overcoming the Challenges to Hospice & Palliative Care During COVID-19

On-Demand Webinar
1.5 Complimentary CE Credit Hours Available

Hospice and palliative care providers in the COVID-19 pandemic face new and dramatic challenges to all aspects of patient and family care as well as provider self-care. In the midst of this crisis, clinicians and provider organizations are faced with difficult decisions and are stepping up with courage, creativity, and compassion to meet these challenges, while at the same time facing risks of secondary traumatization, moral distress, staff burnout, and illness.

This webinar presents frontline perspectives on these issues, with an expert panel sharing the steps they are taking and what they see unfolding at this pivotal moment in the history of hospice and palliative care, and of our nation and world.

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Continuing Education available through 4/14/21
Instructions for obtaining your CE certificate:
1. Go to https://educate.hospicefoundation.org (if this is your first HFA certificate, click “Create a new account”)
2. Enter the CE Code (the code is provided at the end of the program)
3. Complete the exam (you must pass at 80% or above and may retake the exam as many times as needed)
4. Choose your board category and board
5. Complete the program evaluation
6. Print your certificate

Please email educate@hospicefoundation.org if you have any questions.


Anewalt_Patti_100pix.jpgPatti Anewalt, PhD, LPC, FT,
is Director of the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss with Hospice & Community Care. The focus of her clinical practice, writing and teaching is on issues related to end of life, grief, compassion fatigue and crisis response, presenting at the national, state and local level.  Patti is a Fellow in Thanatology with the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement. A contributing author for Hospice Foundation of America’s Journeys newsletter, Patti has been actively involved with NHPCO’s Bereavement Professionals for 20 years and served two 3 year terms as Section Leader. At the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss Patti oversees a wide variety of bereavement services for adults, children and teens, serving close to 9,000 hospice and community bereaved each year.  A disaster mental health specialist and instructor for the American Red Cross, she serves on several community crisis teams, providing trainings, debriefings and support when local tragedies occur. 

DSCF3861A.jpgMolly Brooks RN-BC, CHPCA, is the Executive Director of Clinical Innovation at Capital Caring Health, a provider of hospice, palliative and advanced illness care in the Mid-Atlantic region. In her role she is responsible for evaluating and implementing new models of care and technologies that enable greater efficiencies while preserving improved outcomes.  She obtained her degree in Nursing from Park University in Kansas City, Missouri. She holds specialty certifications in Gerontology and also Hospice and Palliative Care Administration. Molly's 26 year career as a registered nurse has included work in medical-surgical oncology, long term care and 17 years in hospice roles. Molly is also the co-founder of Hero's Bridge, a nonprofit that address social determinants of health in veterans age 65 and over.  

Steve-Connor-photo.jpgStephen R. Connor, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) with 350 organizational members in over 100 countries. Connor has worked in palliative care continuously for the past 44 years as a researcher, licensed clinical health psychologist, consultant, author, educator, advocate, & executive. For 11 years he was VP for research and development at NHPCO. For the last 20 years he has worked on global palliative care development in over 25 countries. He a trustee of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network and the International Work Group on Death, Dying, & Bereavement; a board member for the Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation; on the scientific advisory board of the (US) National Palliative Care Research Center; is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pain & Symptom Management; and serves on several WHO technical advisory groups. Connor has authored 5 books and over 130 peer reviewed journal articles, reviews, and book chapters on issues related to hospice & palliative care. 

dale-best-professional.pngDale G. Larson, PhD, is Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University. A clinician and researcher, he is a Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, and member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement. His publications on end-of-life issues, stress in professional caregivers, grief and grief counseling, and self-concealment are widely cited, both in the scientific literature and in the popular media, and he was Senior Editor and a contributing author for the Finding Our Way: Living with Dying in America national newspaper series that reached 7 million Americans,  He is the author of The Helper’s Journey: Empathy, Compassion, and the Challenge of Caring (2020, Research Press) and received the Association for Death Education and Counseling Death Educator Award in 2016.  

This program and continuing education are complimentary.
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