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Digital Seminar

Understanding the Needs of the Dying: Bringing Hope, Comfort and Love to Life's Final Chapter


Faculty:
David Kessler
Duration:
5 Hours 44 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Apr 18, 2016
Product Code:
POS050235
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Featuring David Kessler

Renowned End-of-Life Expert, Author Featured on “Dr. Oz”, “Oprah & Friends”, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, PBS, People Magazine, “Entertainment Tonight”, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times

David Kessler, best-selling author, collaborator with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, and well-known expert on palliative care, hospice and end-of-life issues will provide you the newest information on death, grief and deathbed phenomena … real, tested, engaging information you will not find anywhere else.

Delve deeper into the mysteries of life and death exploring key topics

  • New studies on deathbed visions, and the role they play in end-of-life care
  • Tools for sensitivity and discretion for balancing wishes of the dying and family with medical, ethical and legal considerations
  • Communication strategies for necessary difficult and emotion conversations
  • Deeper insight on how anticipatory grief shapes end-of-life experiences
  • Understand why children are often the forgotten grievers, and how to help
  • Cultural differences and new sensitivity to care
  • Assisted suicide

It’s guaranteed to be a seminar that will enhance your work as a caregiver and David will provide so much insight, tools, strategies and inspiring information, you’ll look forward to the next day at your work … so you can immediately begin to use all you have learned.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Chaplains/Clergy

This self-study program is designed to qualify for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 credits.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

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Florida Nurses

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.2 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 6.0 self-study continuing education credits.


Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Social Workers

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Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.0 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Certification in Thanatology

This self-study educational offering is recognized by the Association for Death Education and Counseling to meet the thanatology-related educational contact hour requirements to be Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement. This course will award 6.0 contact hours to participants.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Handouts

Faculty

David Kessler Related seminars and products: 4


David Kessler, is one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a happy and fulfilled life.

He is the author of five bestselling books and the popular Healing Grief Card Deck: 55 Practices to Find Peace (PESI, 2016). His first book, The Needs of the Dying (HarperCollins, 2007), a #1 best-selling hospice book, received praise by Mother Teresa. He co-authored two bestsellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: On Grief and Grieving (Scribner, 2014) and Life Lessons (Scribner, 2014). He also co-authored the book, You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After Breakup, Divorce or Death (Hay House, 2015), with Louise Hay. He worked with Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Marianne Williamson when their loved ones faced life-challenging illnesses. He also worked with late actors Anthony Perkins and Michael Landon. David’s work has been discussed in the Los Angeles Times, Business Week and Life Magazine, and has been featured on CNN-Cross Fire, NBC, Fox, PBS, Dr. Oz and Entertainment Tonight. David is a contributing writer on Oprah.com, Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com, Anderson Cooper 360 and The Huffington Post.

David has a master’s degree in Health Care Bioethics from Loyola Marymount University, he did his undergraduate work at University of Southern California and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a certified AMA/EPEC (Education for Physicians) trainer. He also is the founding chairperson for the Hospital Association of Southern California Palliative Care Committee and spent the last decade as a C-suite executive in a 650 bed – three hospital system in Los Angeles County.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: David Kessler is president of David Kessler, Inc. He is an author for Simon & Schuster – New York and receives royalties. Mr. Kessler receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: David Kessler has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

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Additional Resources

To order the book, You Can Heal Your Heart, please visit our product store.

To order the book, On Grief and Grieving, please visit our product store.

To order the book, The Needs of the Dying, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Visions, Trips, and Crowded Rooms: Who and What You See Before You Die, please visit our product store.

To order the DVD, Heal Your Heart After Grief: Help Your Clients Find Peace After Break-Ups, Divorce, Death and Other Losses, please visit our product store.


Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Chaplains/Clergy, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Thanatologists and other Mental Health Professionals

Outline

Signs of Impending Death

  • Preparing family for physical changes
  • Interventions for coping with emotional changes in the family
  • Using near death awareness as a predictor in clinical settings

Palliative Care Model

  • Academic settings vs community
  • Physician led vs non physician led
  • Roles of physician, nurse, social worker, case manager, discharge planner, clergy
  • What’s best - hospital, home health, hospice, skilled nursing facility
  • Joint commission certification

Hospice

  • Removing barriers
  • How hospice can increase length of stay while decreasing hospital time
  • Bereavement services to enhance community partnerships

Death Related Sensory Experiences (Death Bed Visions)

  • Effective and ineffective models for family coping and integration
  • Religion in patients’ deathbed visions
  • Using the law to normalize the dying experience
  • Clinical/palliative care studies, research of near death awareness

Advance Directives

  • Physician order for life-sustaining treatment
  • Make advance directives useful and medically effective
  • D.N.R. (do not resuscitate) vs. A.N.D. (allow natural death)
  • Code status and impact on the grieving process

Anticipatory Grief

  • Treatment strategies for hospice, palliative care and mental health care professionals
  • Tools for normalizing

Helping the Dying Patient’s Children

  • How the media shapes a child’s view of death
  • Tools for preparing a child for loss
  • Interventions for coping with funerals
  • Why children are often the forgotten grievers and how to help

The Ethics Committee and End of Life

  • How and when to use your ethics committee
  • How and why members of the end of life team can participate
  • Techniques for helping families get the most out of the ethics meetings
  • Avoid the common pitfalls of ethics committees at the end of life

Hope and Miracles

  • How to help families integrate desire for miracles at the end of life
  • Techniques for honoring hope without fostering denial

Cultural Differences

  • Affecting care of the dying
  • Tools for successfully bridging the gap with healthcare providers and families

The Question of Assisted Suicide

  • Understanding the current debate
  • The realities of withdrawing care vs. assisted suicide
  • Learn techniques for addressing patient’s requests for assisted suicide within the facilities and health care provider’s beliefs system

Objectives

  1. Identify common needs of the dying and ways to meet across many health care settings
  2. Discover ways to discuss end of life issues while allowing miracles and hope
  3. Identify the differences and commonalities of palliative and hospice care models
  4. Define anticipatory grief and how it shapes the end of life experience for patients and families
  5. Gain tools and techniques to manage our own reactions to loss in the workplace
  6. Interpret and resolve conflict regarding advance directives and code status
  7. Describe tools to help children cope with a love one dying
  8. Identify common characteristics of deathbed visions and normalize them for families
  9. Prepare techniques for running a successful family conference
  10. Define how fears about pain addiction can play a role in family dynamics at the end of life
  11. Outline the role of spirituality and its role in the last years of life

Reviews

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Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 125

Comments

Paula B

"Excellent course. David is knowledgeable and full of information and stories and teaching techniques."

Jessica E

"Thank you! Very informative. Just wish there would have been time for questions at end."

DAVID J I

"Enjoyed it very much, given the topic"

JACQUELINE M

"David Kessler managed to share a wealth of information on a very difficult topic with grace, humor, and compassion. This is one of those conferences that I leave feeling enriched and transformed as a person and a professional. Amazing conference. Amazing speaker."

Stephen K

"Wonderful presenter!"

Janelle V

"Thank you, David for a wonderful presentation and course. I appreciated you sharing many professional experiences, as well as your personal story. You are an inspirational to others in this field, for sure. You show great respect for those who have taught you much, and from that you are teaching oth"

Alison P

"Good speaker, very passionate about this topic."

Amy D

"Excellent presentation. I really appreciate all of narrative examples."

Theresa S

"Mr Kessler is an amazing presenter. Highly intelligent, compassionate, light hearted yet sensitive and articulates his fund of knowledge clearly."

Emily P

"Please come to Williston, ND to do a training! "

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