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Hospice and the Arts:
Coping with Dying & Grief

Pre-conference: June 2, 2019
Full conference: June 3–5, 2019

Hospice has long been known as an important philosophy of care and support for those coping with dying and grieving. The arts, in all of its various forms, have also been essential for coping with dying and grief. Join us for a unique learning and sharing experiences as we explore hospice and the arts, and how together, or individually, they inform ways in which we cope with death and grief.

Conference topics:

  • Best practices and contemporary therapies for grief
  • Mental health and spirituality of the dying and grieving
  • Caregiving for diverse populations
  • Children’s grief
  • Conflict management and communication during grief
  • Managing caregiver stress
  • Social justice and grief

Who should attend:

  • Palliative care providers
  • Hospice providers
  • Hospital chaplains
  • Funeral service directors
  • Program directors
  • Case managers
  • Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Pharmacists
  • Educators
  • Individuals dealing with personal loss
  • General public

Planning committee:

  • Gerry Cox, Ph.D., UW-La Crosse, retired
  • Lori A. Pacourek, MSSW, CAPSW, Gundersen Health System
  • Andrew Vitale, CT, Author, Northern Illinois Hospice, Rockford, IL
  • Erica Srinivasan, B.A., Ph.D., UW-La Crosse
  • Dan Festa, Ph.D., Pastor
  • Milandrie Wakim​​, UW-La Crosse

Co-providers: Gundersen Health System, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Center for Death Education & Bioethics and Extended Learning

Contributing Sponsors: Centering Corporation