United Way #8365 | CFC #42512

Important Considerations when Supporting Clients Who are Touched by Serious Illness

​​​​​Friday, June 15, 2018 
Sign-In & Coffee: 8:30 am, Program: 9 am – 12:15 pm


​Hospice Caring, Inc.

518 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877



Free of Charge - Space is limited!

Community Education Workshop, CEUs Available


Please join a team of NIH Experts to learn about and develop palliative care strategies for serving clients who are coping
with serious illness in themselves or someone close to them.


Participants will be able to:
• Identify and manage end-of-life symptoms
• Understand demoralization syndrome and existential distress
• Learn about Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy, Dignity Therapy, Pharmacologic Approaches, and other therapies
• Discuss the Healing Experiences in All Life Stressors (HEALS) questionnaire and its applications and implications in
clinical and research settings
• Gain understanding of why it is so important to reflect on and communicate end of life wishes before a medical
crisis hits


Who Should Attend: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, and other Mental Health Professionals; Physicians, Nurses, Child Life Specialists, and other Allied Health Professionals; Hospice Staff and Volunteers; Family, Friends and
Caregivers of individuals with serious illnesses.


Continuing Education Credit for social workers: 3 credit hours
3 Category I CEU credits are available for social workers licensed in Maryland. Other professionals can submit the Certificate of Attendance to the appropriate board for consideration for CEUs. Certificates of Attendance will be provided for all participants.


This program is sponsored by Hospice Caring, Inc.’s Community Education program which works to raise awareness and better equip people to address end-of-life and grief-related issues. CEUs will be provided by National Institute of Mental Health.


Event Flyer PDF


For more information, contact Thanuja Rajapakse
at 301-869-4673 or thanujar@hospicecaring.org