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Speakers Bureau

The Cedar Valley Hospice Speakers Bureau can provide presentations discussing many topics related to hospice care, palliative care, death, dying and grief. Presentations are provided at no cost and can range from 20 minutes to day-long seminars for either small or large groups. CEUs are available.

Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Palliative Care- the philosophy of palliative care and relieving/lessening pain and other symptoms in someone with a life-limiting condition
  • Final Hours- discusses the physical, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of death
  • Pain Management at the End of Life- dives into foundations for pain assessment and management
  • Symptom Management at the End of Life- builds upon Pain Management at the End of Life by going over common symptoms in advanced illnesses
  • Spiritual and Psychosocial Care at the End of Life- a guide for recognizing the emotional and spiritual needs of a dying person, their family members and professional caregivers
  • Death and Dying- this course revolves around topics of grief, loss and coping, with workshops and experiential in-services made available
  • Communication While Living with a Life Threatening Illness- explores the importance behind developing good communication and relationships with dying patients and their family members
  • Ethical/Legal Issues in End-of-Life Care- examines the important ethical and legal issues with end-of-life care and resources to address them
  • Myths of Hospice- overview of Cedar Valley Hospice and how it differs from other types of healthcare and/or other providers
  • Cedar Valley Hospice Home- explains the purpose of the Hospice Home and can include a tour of the facility
  • Grief and Loss- addresses the dynamics of grief, loss and bereavement of the dying person and their family
  • The Eucalyptus Tree Program- explains the special youth program that provides support and care for children and families experiencing life-threatening illness or grieving a death
  • HIV/AIDS Education- discussion from case manager and/or client about life with HIV/AIDS
  • Caring for the Caregiver- provides emotional and practical support to those who care for the ill and dying
  • Honoring Choices-Advance Care Planning- explains the importance of making healthcare decisions today if you become seriously ill and unable to speak. Understand terms such as advance directives, living will and durable power of attorney for health care. Gain resources for completing advance directives.
  • It's About How You Live at Work- provides tips for businesses and employees in coping with serious illness, care giving, death and grief
  • Cedar Valley Hospice Volunteer Programs- shares the importance and value of volunteering, along with describing opportunities for involvement with Cedar Valley Hospice

Please call 319.272.2002 or contact us to schedule a speaker.