Care for the End-of-Life Caregiver: Renewing the Spirit, Embracing the Work

MAY 2, 2013 at 1:00-4:30pm

MOVE is pleased to bring you an afternoon of thought-provoking discussion about end-of-life care featuring Susan Hedlund. In addition, care providers and professionals representing a variety of settings will share stories and strategies about how to create a person-directed, high quality end-of-life experience for individuals in your care.

Ms. Hedlund will discuss “Caring for the Caregiver.” Caring for people with chronic illnesses or people at the end of their lives can be rewarding and meaningful. It can also generate work-related stress causing caregivers to feel tired, frustrated, and experience burnout or compassion fatigue. This interactive forum will give caregivers an opportunity to explore the rewards and challenges of their work, as well as an opportunity to consider strategies for renewal, resilience, and self-care.

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

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore strategies for renewal, resilience and self-care for those who engage in this rewarding, but personally challenging, work
  • Learn about practices that respect each individual’s choice for end-of-life care
  • Examine rituals and supportive environments for those involved in the transition process
  • Consider bereavement processes and how they are honored


Susan Hedlund, MSW, LCSW, has been a social worker in the health care field for thirty years and has extensive experience working with individuals and families facing life threatening illness and loss. She is currently the Manager of Patient and Family Support Services at the Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU. She is on the faculty of the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Sciences University, as well as the Graduate School of Social Work at Portland State University.

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Monarch Hotel & Conference Center
12566 S.E. 93rd Ave.
Clackamas, OR 97015


Individual: $25
Organization: $100
(up to 5 attendees per organization)
Student: $20


12:45 p.m.

Who should attend

All staff in nursing facilities, assisted living, residential care communities, adult foster homes, home care agencies and other elder living and service settings who are involved in any way in caring for people at the end of their lives. This includes, but is not limited to: Nurses, frontline caregivers, clergy, hospice staff and other health care providers, residents and family caregivers.

CE Credit

NHA, ALF/RCF, and AFH CEUs pending


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