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Hospice Foundation of America Webinar To Focus on Spiritual Meaning-Making at the End of Life

Thursday, June 2, 2011 General News J E 4
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WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will present a live, online webinar focusing on Leaving Legacies: Meaning-Making Techniques on Wednesday, June 8 from 1pm2:30pm ET. This webinar explores a number of  techniques for enhancing spirituality and meaning-making at the end of life, including Dignity Enhancement Therapy, Meaning-Centered Therapy, Living Eulogies and other approaches that assist dying persons in affirming a sense personal significance and meaning. The program also looks at the role of the funeral in the meaning-making process. The live online webinar features Kenneth Doka, PhD, MDiv; Gary Fink, DMin, MAHL, DD; and Lawrence Michael.

"One important spiritual need of those who are dying is to have a sense of having lived a meaningful life," states Dr. Kenneth Doka, Senior Bereavement Consultant at HFA. "These techniques can be used by professionals to help facilitate this process." The panelists will discuss the research supporting these techniques, as well as how to use them with clients; they will also discuss the sometimes neglected role of the funeral as a therapeutic ritual in the meaning-making process.

This webinar is the second in a three-part series. The final program of the series will focus on assisting clients facing spiritual distress at the end of life. Webinars will be accessible to registrants for a year after their live air dates.  Organizations can register for the June program for $100, or register for the three-part series at a discounted price of $240.  Free CEs for professionals are included for the first week after each live air date, and are only $5/participant after that date. And for an additional $10, organizations can purchase a "Bonus Package" which allows them to access the webinars and receive materials for HFA's Living With Grief Educational Program focusing on Spirituality and End-of-Life Care.

To learn more about this exciting educational offering, contact HFA at 800-854-3402 or go online. Hospice Foundation of America (www.hospicefoundation.org ) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help those who cope personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief and bereavement.

Contact: Lisa Veglahn, 800-854-3402 lveglahn@hospicefoundation.org

SOURCE Hospice Foundation of America

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