Hospice of Michigan Institute to Host National Webcast on Supporting Families at Life’s End

Presented by Hospice Foundation of America’s Annual Living with Grief Program

Detroit, January, 7, 2016  – The Hospice of Michigan Institute will host a video webcast of “Managing Family Conflict/Finding Meaning – Supporting Families at Life’s End” for health care professionals in Michigan.

The event, which takes place Thursday, Jan. 28 from 12:30 to 3 p.m., will be offered at the following Hospice of Michigan offices:

  • Detroit: 400 Mack Ave.
  • Gaylord: 830 S. Otsego Ave.
  • Grand Rapids: 989 Spaulding Ave. SE, Ada
  • Saginaw: 3995 Fashion Square Blvd., Suite 1

This program addresses methods, strategies and practices that can be used to provide psychological, social and other types of support to terminally ill patients, their families and close networks. Particular emphasis will be placed on how to manage sources of conflict that often emerge near life’s end, as well as how to help individuals and families find meaning during a difficult time.

The session will begin with a streaming of the webcast, followed by a local panel discussion during the last half hour of the event.

Presented by the Hospice Foundation of America, this annual Living With Grief Program provides distance-learning opportunities to healthcare and hospice workers, educators, social workers, counselors, clergy, funeral directors and other professionals who assist adolescents coping with grief.  This program provides an opportunity to share and exchange ideas and obtain 2.5 hours of continuing education credits.

To register or for more information, visit https://www.hom.org/webinar/ or contact Maureen Rock at 313.578.6289 or mrock@www.hom.org.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original – and largest – hospice in the state.  The nonprofit cares for more than 1,700 patients each day, raising more than $4 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured.  HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life, including At Home Support™, our advanced illness management program, community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs. HOM provides grief support and counseling, caregiver education and support, and education programs for physicians and healthcare professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Hospice of Michigan Institute. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.