A Better Way of Dying

JULY 15, 2010 at 1:30-4:30pm

Aging services providers across Oregon are working hard to reshape their cultures and practices to enhance the quality of life for the elders they serve. But how much time have you spent ensuring that the death experience is as person-directed as your residents and clients would wish?

Caring for people at the end of their lives can be very difficult. However, by respecting person-directed values, providers can meet the medical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the dying person and provide the excellent care and autonomy we all desire at the end of life.

MOVE is pleased to bring you an afternoon of thought-provoking discussion featuring aging services providers as well as professionals representing POLST, hospice and the clergy — some of the services that comprise a holistic system of care serving individuals at end of life.

Sharing professional knowledge about how to create a person-directed, high quality death experience is an important step in actively creating a culture of positive aging and excellent end-of-life care in your organization.


  • Embrace a holistic approach to person-directed end-of-life care, including spiritual preferences
  • Increase knowledge about long-term care settings’ practices and rituals enhancing end-of-life care
  • Understand the principles of POLST and palliative/hospice care as tools for honoring personal preferences and values at end-of-life

Al Kader Shriner Center
25100 SW Parkway Avenue
Wilsonville, OR 97070


Individual: $20
Organization: $75
(up to 5 attendees per organization)

Who should attend

All levels of staff from long-term care organizations (including nursing homes, assisted living and residential care facilities), Hospice staff, Clergy, Other health care providers, Residents and family

CE Credit

3 Ethics CEUs!


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