Community Education 2018-08-22T14:37:34+00:00

Community Education

Community Education

Education to empower and inspire

Unity is committed to sharing our expertise with those in the community to ensure the best end-of-life experience for all.

At no charge, Unity’s Speaker Bureau Program offers education on a variety of end-of-life topics presented by our experienced physicians, nurses, social workers, grief counselors and administrative staff.  Whether you are seeking education for a workplace lunch-and-learn, a faith-based or civic group meeting or an in-service training at a school, nursing home or assisted living facility, Unity is ready to assist and happy to tailor the presentation to meet your available time, interest level and number of participants.

Education to empower and inspire

Unity is committed to sharing our expertise with those in the community to ensure the best end-of-life experience for all.

At no charge, Unity’s Speaker Bureau Program offers education on a variety of end-of-life topics presented by our experienced physicians, nurses, social workers, grief counselors and administrative staff.  Whether you are seeking education for a workplace lunch-and-learn, a faith-based or civic group meeting or an in-service training at a school, nursing home or assisted living facility, Unity is ready to assist and happy to tailor the presentation to meet your available time, interest level and number of participants.

Topics for Community Organizations

 Hospice 101

  • Hospice benefits for the entire family
  • Roles of hospice care team members
  • Common myths associated with hospice
  • Difference between Unity’s Hospice and Treatment Plus programs
  • How to refer a loved one

Creating Your own Advance Directive for Medical Care

  • Benefits of advance care planning
  • How to initiate the end-of-life care conversation with loved ones
  • Advance directive documents
  • Ensuring your end-of-life care plan is known and accessible

Journey of Grief

  • Common experiences associated with grief
  • Anticipatory grief
  • Coping with grief
  • How to help those who grieve

Care of the Caregiver

  • The role of the caregiver
  • Signs of caregiver burnout and risks
  • Tips and techniques to take care of yourself
  • Community resources

Children and Grief

  • Overview of children’s developmental stages
  • Common experiences associated with grieving children
  • How to support a grieving child

Grief in the Workplace

  • Overview of the grief process
  • Common experiences associated with a grieving employee
  • How to support a grieving employee

Spirituality of End-of-life

  • Definition of spirituality
  • Spiritual assessment and intervention
  • Impact of spirituality at the end-of-life

Topics for Healthcare Professionals

Hospice Bootcamp – What Every Health Care Professional Should Know

  • Hospice services and benefits
  • Hospice eligibility guidelines
  • Roles of the attending physician, hospice medical director and hospice care team
  • Difference between Unity’s Hospice and Treatment Plus programs
  • The hospice referral process

How to Initiate the Hospice Conversation with Your Patient

  • Triggers for early hospice conversations
  • Establishing patient needs
  • Steps to initiate the hospice conversation

End of Life Symptoms Management

  • Nausau and Vomiting
  • Dyspnea
  • Terminal Restlessness
  • Pain/Opioid Use
  • Constipation
  • Delirium
    * Individual, in-depth symptom presentations also available

Grief in the Workplace

  • Overview of the grief process
  • Common experiences associated with grieving employees
  • How to support a grieving colleague
  • Debriefing sessions with a social worker or grief counselor
  • Debriefing session to support grief management following the death of a patient/resident

Hospice in the Hospital Setting

  • Acute General Inpatient Hospice (GIP) level of care
  • GIP qualifications
  • Steps to take to transition your patient to GIP

Code Status

  • What is Code Status and why we care what a patient chooses
  • The anatomy of a Full Code and what happens during a Full Code
  • How often and how well patients survive a Full Code
  • How to discuss Code Status with patients and families
  • Advance care planning

Understanding Care Plan Oversight for Your Hospice Patients

  • Overview of Care Plan Oversight
  • Qualifying services
  • Common billing mistakes
  • Tools to ensure you are not losing out on Medicare reimbursement

Compassion Fatigue

  • Recognizing signs and symptoms
  • Contributing factors
  • Prevention tool kit

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If you are interested in scheduling an expert speaker for your club, organization or employer, please contact us.

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