Apr 9th, 2010 by admin
May 21, 2010 — May 28, 2010
|Instructors: Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD * Ben Daitz, MD * Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN * Susan Benjamin, MA * Tony Back, MD and Mary Taylor|
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This revolutionary and practical training program for health care professionals gives essential tools for work with dying people and their families. Designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, and clergy, the training covers core issues related to dying, death, and grieving; ethical issues in end-of-life care and training in communication of difficult news; community building around dying persons and relationship-centered care; cross-cultural and family concerns around religion and ethnicity; approaches to psychological and spiritual care of the dying; the relationship between pain and suffering; peri-death phenomena; and care of the caregiver. Over the years, this program has been a key resource for hundreds of health care professionals in the U.S., Canada, and Europe who are dedicated to transforming the environment around dying. The learning process is rich with seminars, direct teachings, exploratory processes and reflective practices. The Professional Training Program in Contemplative End-of-Life Care has long been dedicated to fostering a revolution in care of the dying. This unique program provides clinicians with essential tools for taking care of dying people with skill and compassion, as well as sustaining resilience and dedication as they serve others.
This unparalleled program brings together, in a unique and powerful way, wisdom and practicality to the very sensitive and inevitable experience of encountering the end of life. The training program addresses the need for healthcare providers to develop knowledge and skills in the psycho-social, ethical, and spiritual aspects of dying; an approach to caregiving that is relationship-centered, including community development and cross-cultural issues; the development of skills related to care of the caregiver; and the means to implement these skills in traditional medical settings.
The training curriculum was developed in the early 1970′s by Dr. Joan Halifax, and has been taught since 1972 in hundreds of medical
The training covers many important areas, including:
· Ethical, spiritual, psychological, and social aspects of care of the dying;
· The neuroscienti?c basis of contemplative interventions in care of the dying;
· Community-building around dying persons and relationship-centered care;
· Cross-cultural issues related to dying;
· Exploration of pain, suffering, and peri-death phenomena;
· Care of the caregiver;
· Strategies to support those who are grieving;
· Contemplative approaches to care of the dying and their families;
· Implementation of psycho-social and spiritual content into conventional
The training uses many learning modalities, including: didactic and self-directed learning, inquiry and creative processes, peer-to-peer learning and dialog, case study and council practice, re?ective practices, including mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, yoga, tai chi, and practices enhancing the awareness and importance of the inner life and professional responsibility. The program is a means for personal and professional exploration and is not therapy. Participants also receive a comprehensive, 400-page training manual detailing every aspect of the training. The training is an important source of learning, inspiration, and information for healthcare professionals who are dedicated to transforming the environment around dying. This course includes 50 hours of CEUs for nurses and social workers provided by the New Mexico Nurses Association and 50 CEUs provided by the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board. For the most updated information regarding Continuing Education Credits, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.