Thank you to our Living with Grief® 2020 sponsor:

Intimacy and Sexuality During Illness and Loss

Holistic treatment of individuals who are terminally ill or bereaved should include the needs of the whole person. Yet the most basic of human desires, those that include intimate and sexual relationships, are frequently avoided, dismissed, or unaddressed by healthcare, social service, clergy and bereavement professionals. Patients, family caregivers, and clients can be inhibited by the deeply personal nature of intimacy and sexuality and often do not raise concerns with professionals.  
In this Living with Grief® 2020 program, Hospice Foundation of America identifies barriers to intimacy and sexuality for terminally-ill persons and the bereaved. The program emphasizes the knowledge and skills that professionals must have to sensitively address intimacy and sexuality and suggests interventions that can help dying and bereaved persons address these elemental human needs.


  • Ken Doka, PhD, MDiv, Senior Bereavement Consultant to HFA and recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Death Education and Counseling Read more
  • Carrie Arnold, PhD, FT, MEd, RSW, CCC, Assistant Professor, Thanatology, King’s University College at Western University Read more
  • Alua Arthur, JD, death doula, attorney, and the founder of Going with Grace Read more
  • John Cagle, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work Read more
  • Moderator: Frank Sesno, George Washington University Read more


Available on demand through September 23, 2021
Length:  120 minutes
CE Hours:  2 CEs available for a variety of boards
CE Fees:  Included with registration

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1. Purchase the program 
       - Online by reading and agreeing to the terms and conditions below and completing an order
       - By phone at (202) 457-5811
2. The on-demand viewing link will be accessible in your online account.
3. Organizations: Use the materials available in your online account to market and plan your event. Then host the program (you can share the viewing link with an unlimited number of viewers within your organization).
4. Go to educate.hospicefoundation.org to obtain your CE certificate. Organizations: instruct attendees to go online to receive their CE certificates (instructions available in your online account).

  • Access to the webcast archive
  • One companion book (order additional books here)
  • Online Organizer's manual
  • Online Viewer Guide
  • Poster available to download to promote your event

Intimacy and Sexuality During Illness and Loss is available as a single copy or box of 20. Click here to learn more.

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