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Education

Staff and volunteers from Hospice Touch or Life Choices Palliative Care are available to the communities we serve to speak on a variety of topics.

Please call us at (608) 374-0250 for more information or to schedule a speaker on one of the following topics.

  • An Overview of Hospice and/or Palliative Care” outlines the services provided, who qualifies, how it works and costs.
  • Communication with the Seriously Ill” covers what can we say or do that might be helpful to the seriously ill person and those who are caring for them; also basic compassionate listening and communication skills.
  • Ethical Issues at the End of Life” how you can make and document your end-of-life choices to prevent family disputes and friction-- Advance care planning, codes, tube feedings, IV’s, funeral plans, and even who gets what “stuff”.
  • How Men and Women Grieve Differently” includes tasks of the bereaved, characteristics of normal grief, offering support, and what to say and not to say.
  • Helping Children Cope with Death and Grief” the understanding of death and the grief response at different age and developmental levels; how to help the child; when to seek help outside the family.
  • Pain and Symptom Management Near the End of Life” symptoms that may be commonly experienced near the end of life and how the hospice or palliative care team can help.
  • Hospice/Veterans Partnership” learn how the Veterans Administration and local community hospice programs are partnering to meet the needs of dying veterans.
  • A Day in the Life of a Volunteer” what a volunteer for hospice and palliative care does and how it helps patients and families and the organization. Includes training and the different opportunities and jobs available to the volunteer.