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Hospice Foundation program on end-of-life ethics to be offered in May

February 10, 2012

News editors: For more information or to arrange an interview about the Hospice Foundation program, contact Jane Hilgedick, UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, at 715-836-3636 or hilgedj@uwec.edu.

 Hospice Care
EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension will offer the Hospice Foundation of America's 2012 Living with Grief Program, "End-of-Life Ethics," from 12:30-3:45 p.m. May 3 in the auditorium of Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. The program is designed for clergy, counselors, nurses, nursing home administrators, social workers, case managers, psychologists, physicians, funeral directors, marriage and family therapists, caregivers and those whose work deals with death, dying, grief or bereavement.

Program topics will include the process of ethical decision-making; biomedical ethics; end-of-life ethical dilemmas, such as disclosure and communication, surrogate decision-making, artificial nutrition and hydration, and palliative sedation; cultural values and beliefs; and complicating factors when patients are children and adolescents.

The program fee is $10 per person and includes program materials, a light lunch and refreshments.

Licensed professionals will be eligible to apply for continuing education contact hours through the Hospice Foundation of America. There is a $35 online processing fee per certificate, per participant. Online CE instructions will be provided during the May 3 program.

To register, obtain additional program information or request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, call UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 or 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), email ce@uwec.edu or visit the Continuing Education website.

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