Hospice education program in Arbor Vitae
Dr. Kate Hospice is opening up their free education program to the general public. The course will be facilitated by various professionals on the hospice team, sharing their experiences and expertise in an interactive format.
Classes will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays beginning Feb. 20 at the Dr. Kate Hospice offices in Arbor Vitae. The curriculum will provide a foundation of end-of-life information, including presentations and discussions about death awareness, communications, family dynamics, terminal diseases and the dying process, pain and symptom management, medical ethics, end-of-life decisions, spirituality, grief, post-death rituals and self-care for caregivers.
Individuals who complete the five-week course may choose to continue with three additional sessions that would provide them with the more specific information needed to function as hospice volunteers.
The class is free to attend, but pre-registration is required by Feb. 18. To register, call (715) 356-8805 or (800) 234-3542.