ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
As a healthcare organization, we recognize the impact that occurs when health and well-being are threatened by a serious illness or loss. As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued, we have also seen the significant impact it has had among racial and ethnic minority populations. In addressing the needs of these populations, we need to understand that cultural differences, traditions and family history can impact an individual and their family’s ability to embrace end-of-life care, goals-of-care decision making, grief support and legacy planning. Especially with our current challenges, we see evidence every day that making decisions during a health crisis adds significantly to the confusion and burden experienced by patients and their families.
We believe that education for our community prior to a health crisis can empower and change the way families experience advanced illness and end of life, as well as recover from the loss of a loved one whether that loss be from illness or trauma.
WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?
AS A PROFESSIONAL
We have gathered the experts in the fields and are poised and ready to answer your questions. As we have experienced over the last few months, all healthcare professionals need to be prepared for the important role they play in supporting families during what is often a very stressful time. The interactive online sessions that will be offered aim to increase the understanding of racial disparities in healthcare, as well as the many facets of serious illness, caregiving and loss. CEUs will be provided for some sessions.
AS A COMMUNITY MEMBER
We believe that education for families will evolve the way families experience advanced illness and end of life, as well as recover from the loss of a loved one whether that loss be from illness or trauma. Preparing yourself is essential to this universal experience.