Understanding comes from knowing and the diagnosis of a progressive or terminal illness can create a crisis for patients and families. This 2 part webinar will explore the physical, emotional and spiritual impact on patients and family members from earlier stages of illness up through death and bereavement. Palliative Care and Hospice experts will share their knowledge along the husband of a patient who served as a caregiver through the time of his wife’s death.
Part Two will focus on the later stages of illness including care needs, physical changes in the weeks and days prior to death. Challenges of caregiving and family coping will be discussed along with grief before and after the death takes place.
Learn about the physical, emotional and spiritual changes take place as a patient’s condition declines.
Learn from the spouse of a patient about the impact of being a caregiver and husband for a terminally ill family member.
Learn about the support, education and resources that are available to patients and families during an illness and after the death.
Whitney Blalock, Social Worker Stan Massey, Family Caregiver Misty McAden, Spiritual Counselor Allison Raber, Nurse Victoria Thompson, Nurse
Meet Our Moderator
Risa Hanau, LCSW is the Clinical and Community Educator at AuthoraCare Collective. Risa is a seasoned presenter and teacher in the area of end-of-life and ethics. She is a member of the Cone Health Ethics Committee. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by training and holds a Master of Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania.