Webinar Series

Professional Webinar Series

Healthcare Professionals

2020 Webinar Series

Care Dimensions is your trusted resource for advanced illness and end-of-life education.

Some of Care Dimensions’ most popular education offerings are now available via our free webinar series. Contact hours/CEUs are available for Nurses, Social Workers and Certified Case Managers. Join us from your home, desk or on the go!

Click on the name of the Webinar to register. 

Wednesday, January 29,
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Taking the Mystery out of Hospice and Palliative Care
This program features a discussion of the common myths and misconceptions of hospice care along with an overview of the benefits of hospice and palliative care services and how to access this help.

Wednesday, February 19,
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Talking About Hospice: Approaching the “H” Word with Patients and Families
This program will discuss the various challenges, rewards and critical components to professionals approaching the topic of hospice with patients and families.

Thursday, March 5,
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Frankly Speaking: Having Conversations About Difficult Subjects
Discusses ways to address sensitive topics such as advanced illness, death and end-of-life care wishes with others.

Tuesday, March 17,
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Complementary Therapies: Enhancing Well-Being at End of Life
This program will define complementary therapies and the impact they can have on quality of life for those with advanced or terminal illness.

Wednesday, April 1,
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Making Choices When It Matters Most: Conversations, Advance Directives, Five Wishes and More
Discussion of the importance of advance care planning and making one’s health care wishes known through use of Five Wishes and other planning tools.

Thursday, April 23,
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Caring for an Aging Parent
This program discusses the rewards and challenges when caring for an aging parent. It also identifies clues that a parent needs help, ways of enhancing communication and knowledge of available resources.

Wednesday, May 6,
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Living with a Serious Illness
This program discusses some of the challenges of living with a serious illness as well as ways to support individuals and families through this process.

Wednesday, May 27,
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Telling Our Stories: The Importance of Reminiscing and Life Review
This program will define and discuss reminiscing and life review and ways they can be of benefit to various individuals.

Thursday, June 4,
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Coping with Grief after a Sudden or Traumatic Loss
Describes types of sudden or traumatic loss, the unique challenges survivors face and interventions/strategies to assist with healing.

Wednesday, June 24,
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Preparing for End of Life
This program will cover the unique needs of individuals and families at end of life as well as some tools for end of life planning.

Thursday, July 16,
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Loss of a Spouse/Partner
Describes the unique needs and challenges for those who have experienced the loss of a spouse/partner and tips for coping with such a loss.

Wednesday, August 5,
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Saying it Best When You Say Nothing at All: The Power of Listening/Presence
A look at styles of listening, barriers that we face, and ways of listening more effectively.

Thursday, August 27,
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Anticipatory Grief
Discusses what anticipatory grief is, factors that affect how we grieve and ways to help.

Thursday, September 17,
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Enhancing Understanding of Cultural and Family Dynamics at End of Life
This program defines culture, explores some cultural and family dynamics that influence reactions to serious illness and end of life, ways to enhance cross-cultural communication and honor cultural diversity at end of life.

Wednesday, October 7,
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Caring for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities at End of Life
Highlights the unique needs and challenges of caring for individuals with intellectual disabilities and keys to quality end-of-life care.

Thursday, October 29,
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Medical Ethics & Boundaries: Doing the Right Thing
Addresses the role of medical ethics and its relationship to personal values and boundaries, as well as how it impacts one’s work.

Wednesday, November 18,
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Coping with the Holidays After a Loss
Discusses the impact the holidays have on grief, practical suggestions for coping and ways the holidays can offer healing.

Thursday, December 10,
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Every Time We Say Goodbye: Caring for the Caregiver
This presentation will explore the impact of grief on professional caregivers and ways to care for oneself while caring for others.

 

Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.