Each year the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) presents a nationally recognized distance learning program to more than 125,000 people in 2,000 communities. For more than a decade, this annual educational event has been instrumental in educating healthcare professionals and families on issues affecting end-of-life care. The program provides an opportunity for a wide variety of professionals – including doctors, nurses, funeral directors, psychologists, educators, social workers and bereavement counselors – to share and exchange ideas and obtain continuing education credits. This year HFA’s 18th Annual National Bereavement Program focuses on “Spirituality and End-of-Life Care.” The program will discuss differences between spirituality and religion, while also addressing spirituality during illness, death and grief; spiritual assessment and empowerment, and life review. Moderated by Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, the program will be shown at A Wise Choice Cremation & Funeral Services 9702 E. Apache Trail Mesa, AZ 85207 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

Mr. Sesno will lead the panel of noted authorities that includes: Kenneth J. Doka, Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of the College of New Rochelle; Gary S. Fink, Chaplain and Dementia Project Coordinator at Montgomery Hospice, and Adjunct Faculty at Hood College Graduate School; Carolyn Jacobs, Dean and Elizabeth Marting Treuhaft Professor at Smith College, School for Social Work; Betty Kramer, Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Social Work; Reinette Powers Murray, owner of The Peaceful Journey End-of-Life Process Program, and certified as a Train-the-Trainer for End-of-Life Nursing Education (ELNEC); and Martha Rutland, Director of Clinical Pastoral Education at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to enhance the education of these special professionals said Randy Bunker, funeral director and owner of A Wise Choice Cremation and Funeral Service.  The care that these individuals provide to families and our community at these very sensitive times is invaluable in the dying and grieving process.  We are honored to share our appreciation for them and give back on behalf of the families we serve.

Each year this award-winning, program is produced by Hospice Foundation of America, a not-for-profit organization, which acts as an advocate for the hospice concept of care through ongoing programs of professional education, public information and research on issues relating to illness, loss, grief and bereavement.

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