End-of-life Care: Preparing Families, Residents & Colleagues
End-of-life Care: Preparing Families, Residents & Colleagues
Product Code: 2037W

COVID-19 has drastically altered end-of-life (EOL) care in long-term care (LTC) settings. Family participation and communication with staff and residents has been significantly decreased, there’s unpredictability about the severity of its effects on residents, and symptom onset is often rapid with high morbidity rates. All this underscores the importance of proactive EOL care planning from admission onwards in LTC to support communication, comprehension, and collaborative decision-making for all stakeholders. This online workshop draws on both current research and the experience of LTC professionals to share insights, concrete steps, and procedures that might help improve communication around EOL care in LTC settings.

Learning objectives
  • Identify barriers in long-term care to effective & efficient communication in end-of-life care planning
  • Identify a model protocol for person-centered goals of care communication to clarify end-of-life care planning
  • Demonstrate how a standardized end-of-life care planning protocol uses documented assessments to improve resident end-of-life care outcomes in LTC settings

Sterling Long Term Care Pharmacy

Thank you to Sterling Long Term Care Pharmacy for sponsoring this program

Frank BennettMr. Frank Bennett
Founder & Program Leader of Living Well/Dying Well

Frank Bennett is the founder and program leader of Living Well/Dying Well and is a senior teaching fellow at the Center for Spirituality & Healing after he spent years of working with individuals and their families who were living with serious and life-threatening illness. As a minister, facilitator, teacher, and chaplain, he provides support, education, and care for the unique emotional, mental, and spiritual challenges and opportunities at the end of life. Frank’s passion is to empower individuals, their providers, and care partners to live well until they die well. He draws on his experience and expertise in teaching, curriculum development, writing, organizational leadership, and development to support his work.

As a non-denominational spiritual care professional, Frank is committed to providing humane care for each person, regardless of their culture or beliefs. Frank earned his Masters of Divinity in 2010 with an emphasis on pastoral care and community-based chaplaincy. Frank’s work as a spiritual care professional has included acute, palliative, and hospice spiritual care in a variety of settings. Frank also has a special focus on spiritual care and support for those living memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
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Original Air Date: 07/21/2020
Length: 75 minutes
Category: Clinical/Regulatory
Discounted member price: 50.00
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