Part of the Empowering Professionals in Aging series
Presented by Home Instead, Inc.
Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit*
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In America today, the end of life is not something that is regularly discussed. Often, when faced with issues of mortality, people suffer needlessly for a variety of reasons, from cultural and clinical misunderstandings to matters of healthcare access. It is important for communities and healthcare systems to work together to improve end-of-life experiences and normalize end-of-life planning to ensure individuals can live out their lives according to their values and with goals realized.
Join this webinar to learn more about this topic from guest speaker Shoshana Ungerleider, MD, physician and founder of End Well. End Well brings together a multidisciplinary community that unites design, technology, health, policy and activist initiative to create a cultural shift that can transform our thinking around the end of life.
Participants of this webinar will be able to:
- Realize the factors that contribute to living well until the end;
- Understand the reasons individuals suffer at the end of life;
- Learn ways that communities and healthcare systems can work together to improve end-of-life care; and
- Review the data and resources for end-of-life care.
|Shoshana Ungerleider, MD, is the founder of endwellproject.org, a practicing internist at Crossover Health in San Francisco, writer and leading voice in healthcare who regularly appears as a medical contributor on CNN, MSNBC, CBS News with bylines in TIME, Scientific American, the San Francisco Chronicle, Vox, STAT and many others. She executive produced two Netflix Oscar-nominated films, Extremis and End Game. Her most recent film, Robin's Wish, is a biographical documentary about the final years of actor and comedian, Robin Williams.|
|Lakelyn Hogan, PhD, is a gerontologist and caregiver advocate at Home Instead. She educates professionals in aging, families and communities on the unique challenges that older adults face and the resources available to help them thrive. Hogan has worked in the private and public sectors of senior care services and has spoken at national and international conferences on caregiving and aging, plus serves as a resource to the media. She is a board member of the National Alliance for Caregiving, board chair for the Dreamweaver Foundation and vice chair of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Dementia Care Provider Roundtable.
*Pending Approval from NASW