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Coping with Loss in COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar

Date & Time

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Location

Venue

Zoom

Event Details

April 30, 2021
10am-11:30am CT via Zoom

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association

Speaker:

Dr. Kenneth J. Doka is a Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America. He is one of the authors of the text, Dying & Death: Life & Living. A prolific author, Dr. Doka’s books include When We Die: Extraordinary Experiences at Life’s End, Intimacy and Sexuality during Illness and Loss, Aging America: Coping with loss, dying, and death in later life, Transforming Loss: Finding Potential for Growth, When Grief Is Complicated, Grief Is a Journey: Finding your Pathway through Loss, Managing Conflict, Finding Meaning, The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss, Journeys with Grief: A Collection of Articles about Love, Life, and Loss, Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death, Ethics and End-of-Life Care, Beyond Kübler-Ross: New Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief, Spirituality and End-of-Life Care, Grieving beyond Gender: Understanding the Ways Men and Woman Mourn; Counseling Individuals with Life-Threatening Illness; Cancer and End-of-Life Care; Diversity and End-of-Life Care; Living with Grief: Children and Adolescents, Living with Grief: Before and After Death, Death, Dying and Bereavement:  Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare (a 4 Volume edited work), Pain Management at the End-of-Life: Bridging the Gap between Knowledge and Practice, Living with Grief: Ethical Dilemmas at the End of Life, Living with Grief: Alzheimer’s Disease, Living with Grief: Coping with Public Tragedy; Men Don’t Cry, Women Do: Transcending Gender Stereotypes of Grief; Living with Grief:  Loss in Later Life, Disenfranchised Grief: Recognizing Hidden Sorrow:  Living with Life Threatening Illness; Children Mourning, Mourning Children; Death and Spirituality; Living with Grief:  After Sudden Loss; Living with Grief:  When Illness is Prolonged; Living with Grief:  Who We Are, How We Grieve; Living with Grief:  At Work, School and Worship; Living with Grief:  Children, Adolescents and Loss; Caregiving and Loss:  Family Needs, Professional Responses; AIDS, Fear and Society;  Aging and Developmental Disabilities;  and Disenfranchised  Grief:  New Directions, Challenges, and Strategies for Practice.  In addition to these books, he has published over 100 articles and book chapters.  Dr. Doka is editor of both Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying and Journeys: A Newsletter to Help in Bereavement. He has an ongoing blog for Psychology Today entitled Good Mourning.

Dr. Doka was elected President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling in 1993. In 1995, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Work Group on Dying, Death and Bereavement and served as chair from 1997-1999.  The Association for Death Education and Counseling presented him with an Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Death Education in 1998, Significant Contributions to the Field of Thanatology in 2014 and Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. In 2000 Scott and White presented him an award for Outstanding Contributions to Thanatology and Hospice.  His Alma Mater Concordia College presented him with their first Distinguished Alumnus Award.  He is a recipient of the Caring Hands Award as well as the Dr. Robert Fulton CDEB Founder’s Award. In 2006, Dr. Doka was grandfathered in as a Mental Health Counselor under NY State’s first licensure of counselors. Dr. Doka is a recipient of the International Center for Loss, Bereavement, Loss and Human Resilience and the Israeli Bereavement Forum Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Study of Loss, Bereavement, and Human Resilience, and The International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement’s Herman Feifel Award for Lifetime Contributions to the field of thanatology as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award from ADEC (The Association fir Death Education and Counseling.

            Dr. Doka has keynoted conferences throughout North America as well as Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He participates in the annual Hospice Foundation of America Teleconference and has appeared on CNN and Nightline. In addition he has served as a consultant to medical, nursing, funeral service and hospice organizations as well as businesses and educational and social service agencies. Dr. Doka is an ordained Lutheran minister.

Overview:

In this seminar, we will explore the types of losses experienced in the COVID-19 Pandemic—noting how the conditions of the pandemic can both disenfranchise and complicate grief. Special attention is placed on the moral injury and distress experienced by staff. The presentation includes strategies for both self-care and assisting bereaved clients and patients.

Objectives:

  1. Describe and discuss 5 distinct populations experiencing loss and grief during the pandemic;
  2. List and describe factors in the pandemic that disenfranchise and complicate grief in patients and families and discuss interventive strategies;
  3. Define moral injury and moral distress and discuss interventive strategies;
  4. Discuss the ways that the current pandemic may affect medical practices and influence the social order.

Webinar Information:

This webinar is $110 for members and $130 for non-members.
No Late Fee!!!
Please use your Medicare ID number for your membership number.
Registrants will receive the Zoom link and call in information the week of the training.
This is an intermediate level course.
This webinar will be recorded. The recording will not offer CE credits. If you are not able to attend on the day of the webinar, please register like you are attending and MHPCA will send you the recording. Please email crystal@mohospice.org if you would like the recording. 


Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association, #1359, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 2/28/2020–2/28/2023.   Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education clock hours.


Target audience: Hospice caregivers: Social Workers, Nurses, Aides

Overview:  This educational activity will explore the types of losses experienced in the COVID-19 Pandemic—noting how the conditions of the pandemic can both disenfranchise and complicate grief. Special attention is placed on the moral injury and distress experienced by staff. The presentation includes strategies for both self-care and assisting bereaved clients and patients.

Objectives

At the end of this educational initiative, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss 5 distinct populations experiencing loss and grief during the pandemic
  2. List factors in the pandemic that disenfranchise and complicate grief in patients and families and discuss interventive strategies
  3. Define moral injury and moral distress and discuss interventive strategies
  4. Discuss the ways that the current pandemic may affect medical practices and influence the social order

Your Faculty: Kenneth J Doka, PhD, MDiv.

Professor Emeritus, The College of New Rochelle

Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America

Dr. Doka has authored or edited over 40 books, including Living with grief since the COVID-19 Pandemic. and over 100 articles and book chapters.  Dr. Doka is editor of both Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying and Journeys: A Newsletter to Help in Bereavement.

Dr. Doka was elected President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling in 1993.  In 1995, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Work Group on Dying, Death and Bereavement and served as chair from 1997-1999.  ADEC presented him with an Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Death Education in 1998.  In 2000 Scott and White presented him an award for Outstanding Contributions to Thanatology and Hospice.  His Alma Mater Concordia College presented him with their first Distinguished Alumnus Award.  He is a recipient of the Caring Hands Award as well as the Dr. Robert Fulton CDEB Founder’s Award.  Both ADEC and IWG honored him with Lifetime Achievement Awards. In 2006, Dr. Doka was grandfathered in as a Mental Health Counselor under NY State’s first licensure of counselors.

ACCREDITED CONTINUING EDUCATION

Jointly Accredited Provider - Interprofessional Continuing EducationAccreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation for Nursing

AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 1.5 contact hours.

Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

AXIS Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at info@axismeded.org.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

AXIS Medical Education requires faculty, instructors, authors, planners, directors, managers, reviewers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all real or apparent conflicts of interest they may have with ineligible companies. An ineligible entity is any organization whose primary business is t producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All relevant conflicts of interest are identified and mitigated prior to initiation of the planning phase for an activity

AXIS has mitigated and disclosed to learners all relevant conflicts of interest disclosed by  staff, planners, faculty/authors, peer reviewers, or others in control of content for this activity. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation or activity. Disclosure information for faculty, authors, course directors, planners, peer reviewers, and/or relevant staff is provided with this activity.

The faculty, Kenneth J Doka, PhD, MDiv, reported no financial relationships or relationships they have with eligible companies of any amount during the past 24 months.

The planners, managers, and reviewers, Karen McMahon;  Crystal Ramsey; Dee Morgillo, MEd.,CHCP; and Holly M. Hampe, DSc., RN, MHA, MRM, CPHQ reported no financial relationships or relationships they have with eligible companies of any amount during the past 24 months.

Disclaimer  

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit:   

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials.
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 pm ET May 30, 2021. Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation.
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.

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