Part 2: Assisting the Family Caregiver, Interventive Strategies

Part 2: Assisting the Family Caregiver, Interventive Strategies

Program Details
Many caregivers struggle with guilt, anger, anxiety and sadness. As caregiving responsibilities increase, they may find less time to take care of themselves, thus neglect their own health. They may not be eating or sleeping well, and over time, experience exhaustion and burnout or their own debilitating illness. This program will focus on providing professionals with practical strategies and coping suggestions to support family caregivers.

Available until March 9, 2016


Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, Professor of Gerontology, The College of New Rochelle
Dale Lund, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at California State University San Bernardino

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 March 9, 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

Please test your connection ahead of time, on the computer that you will be using to view the program, and coordinate with your IT support to resolve any networking/firewall issues. HFA will be unable to offer refunds for technical problems that are outside of our control. 

Test your system now: nqf.commpartners.com
click on the "support" button in the upper left corner.  Then click on "run test."  You should see a message indicating whether you are ready to participate in the web meeting.  Click to continue the test to ensure your computer speakers are ready. 

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 March 9, 2016.

I. Introduction: When Families Can No Longer Care at Home 
II. Dying and the Family 
A. Responses and Dynamics of Family Members 
B. Needs and Concerns of Family Members 
C. Interventive Strategies 
1. During the dying process 
2. At the moment of death 
3. After death 
III. Implications for Professional Caregivers 
A. Caregiver Responses 
B. Principles of Self-Care 
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to: 
1. Discuss ways that caregivers can assist families in transitioning to varied forms of institutional care; 
2. Describe interventive strategies that professional caregivers can use with residents/patients and families during the dying process and with families at the point of death and after the death; 
3. Review the effects of working with the dying on formal caregivers and suggest principles of effective self-care.