Culturally Sensitive Advance Care Planning
Thursday, April 20, 2017
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Silver Spring Civic Center at Veterans Plaza
*5 CEUs offered for SW, NHA/ALMs, Professional counselors & therapists and morticians
Making decisions today about a relatively distant tomorrow comes with a myriad of challenges that are further compounded by an individual’s culture. Confusion and fear about doing the wrong thing often results in people doing nothing while they have the capacity and calm to consider their wishes and make plans. This conference will provide insight on some of the cultural factors which influence advance care planning and how to imbue cultural sensitivity into these often difficult conversations to promote more effective outcomes. A panel of culturally diverse healthcare providers will share real-life experiences and practical tools for initiating effective dialogues and avoiding conversation stoppers.
9:15 Advance Care Planning Landscape
10:00 Difficult Conversations: Starters and Stoppers
11:00 Panel Discussion
1:30 Courageous Conversations on Death & Dying
2:30 Closing Remarks
2:45 Q and A /Evaluations
Multicultural Advance Care Planning Landscape: where we are, and where we are going
Presented by: Anna Moretti, RN, JD, ANP-C, Montgomery Hospice
Difficult Conversations: Starters and Stoppers
Presented by: Judith R. Peres, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Worker & Founding Member, Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network
Healthcare Providers Panel: Cultural Sensitivity in the context of advance care planning discussions and decision making
Facilitator: Steve Roberts, American journalist, political commentator, professor, & best-selling author
- Geoff Coleman, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Montgomery Hospice
- Anna Maria Izquierdo-Porrera, MD, PhD, Executive Director,Care for Your Health, Inc.
- Leelie Selassie, MD, Critical Care Attending, Mid Atlantic Critical Care Service
- Kate Lu, LCSW-C,Clinic Director, CCACC-Pan Asian Volunteer Health Clinic
Courageous Conversation on Death and Dying
Presented by: Shahid Aziz, MD, FAAHPM, Medical Director, Palliative Care, Laurel Regional Hospital
Presented by: Geoff Coleman, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Montgomery Hospice
After this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the types of, purpose for, and legal implications of advance care plans.
2. Explore the impacts and influences of cultural on advance care planning.
3. Explain common elements of successful conversation starters.
4. Recognize conversation stoppers and know how to avoid them.
5. Describe strategies to address cultural barriers when assisting patients in advance care planning.
To receive your continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire session.
- Maryland Board of Professional Counselors & Therapists: 5 CEUs (pending approval)
- Board of Social Work Examiners of the State of Maryland: 5 CEUs, Category 1(Approved)
- Maryland State Board of Morticians: 5 CEUs (pending approval)
- National Association of Longterm Care Administrator Boards: 5 CEUS (Approved)
For more information regarding contact hours, please Beza Gebrehana at 301-527-4092.
*Online and mail in registration ends April 9, 2017.
General registration $50
Registration with CEUs $60
Walk-in registration (if space available) $70/$75 (w/CEUs)
Who should attend?
Social workers, nursing home and assisted living administrators, professional counselors & therapists, morticians, nurses, physicians, clergy, aides, volunteers, and others interested in multicultural issues in advance care planning and end-of-life care.
Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Thanks to our 2017 Corporate Partners and Supporters.
Family & Nursing Care
Joseph Gawler’s Sons, LLC
Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home
Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care, Inc.
Montgomery County End of Life Coalition
Questions? Contact Beza Gebrehana at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-527-4092
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Montgomery Hospice is a community-supported nonprofit organization that has been providing hospice care to people in Montgomery County, MD for 35 years. Besides hospice services, we provide professional grief support for patients and families, as well as support groups and workshops for county residents.
For more information visit: www.montgomeryhospice.org