Changing the Narrative Around End of Life Care and Support

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Healthcare and Aging Network (HAN)

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Includes complimentary CEUs

This web seminar is based on the 2016 Aging in America Conference workshop “Caregiving at the End of Life: Important Conversations.”

The one certainty in life is death. As Dr. Atul Gawande said in his PBS Frontline documentary, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, “The two big unfixables are aging and dying; you can’t fix those.” And, “The world needs newer and more human ways to understand and appreciate the end of life,” according to Tony Silbert and Mary Vargas in the May 2015 AI Practitioner.  

This web seminar explores how the current system of care at the end of life mirrors the medicalization of aging and dying in America, and the realization that we as a society need to identify new and different ways of interacting across systems to better support end-of-life care.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Understand emerging practices, approaches and resources available to help shift perspectives and the narrative around end-of-life care and support;
  • Identify new ways to organize and deliver end-of-life care and support;
  • Describe social/emotional/relational tools and approaches to support conversations toward end of life; and,
  • Understand reframing, why it’s important, and how to do it on a professional and personal level.


Tony Silbert is an author, speaker, consultant and partner at Spartina Consulting, focusing on positive and high-engagement approaches to strategy, innovation and culture building.

Mary Vargas is a consultant, speaker and founder of Achieve Consulting Group, focusing on generative, positive approaches to leadership development, strategy and executive coaching.