Remembrance and Life Review

Remembrance and Life Review

Program Details
This webinar reviews the theory and techniques behind life review and reminiscence therapies focusing on the ways that such a technique can assist meaning-making at the end-of-life.  The webinar also discusses strategies that can be utilized in cases where life reviews may be problematic or psychologically threatening.

Available until July 13, 2016

Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, Professor of Gerontology, The College of New Rochelle.
Paul A. Metzler, DMin, an Episcopal priest and psychotherapist, served as Director for Community & Program Services of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice Care program.

How Does It Work?
HFA Webinars are affordable ways to easily access information from some of the best-known names in the field, providing hands-on strategies that can be applied in your clinical practice. Registration includes access to the program for a full year.  The webinar program is 90-minutes in length and available for 1.5 CE credits for a wide range of health and social service professionals. Both organizational and individual registration options are available.
Archived webcast is available to view anytime until July 13, 2016

Viewing instructions and program slides are available online as soon as you are registered. These are located in your Download Materials online at https://register.hospicefoundation.org

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CE Credits
After viewing the program, apply for CE certificates at educate.hospicefoundation.org

You will need the Live CE code/Course code displayed at the end of the program. Complete the evaluation and exam for the program, then simply choose your board and print or email your certificate.

CE certificates are included in the price of registration and are available until July 13, 2016.
I. Meaning-Making at the End-of-Life
A. Role of Meaning-Making at the End-of-Life
B. The Spiritual Needs of Individuals Who Are Dying
II. Life Review and Reminiscence: Underlying Theory
A. Differences between Life Review and Reminiscence
B. Value of Life Review and Reminiscence
1. Meaning-Making
2. Enhances Mood
3. Establishes Time and Role Parity
4. Maintains a Continuity of Identity
5. Offers Therapeutic Insight 
6. Reinforces Self-Esteem
7. Bolsters Community
C. Dangers of Life Review and Reminiscence
1. Reliving Trauma
2. Personality Counter-Indications
3. Relational Counter-Indications
III. Doing Life Review and Reminiscence
A. Techniques for Life Review and Reminiscence
1. Photographs and Memorabilia
2. Music
3. Creative Expressions
4. Genealogies and Genograms
5. Pilgrimages and Reunions
6. Age Lines
B. Employing All Senses
IV. Conclusion 
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Differentiate life review from reminiscence;
2. Discuss life review and reminiscence as instruments of meaning-making and offer a rationale
for the therapeutic benefit of such procedures at the end-of-life;
3. Identify seven therapeutic benefits of life review and reminiscence;
4. Identify potential dangers in life review and reminiscence;
5. Discuss at least six different strategies for life review and reminiscence. 
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