NEW! End of Life: Planning and Providing Comfort and Support

NEW! End of Life: Planning and Providing Comfort and Support
3 sessions, 6 hours 

This course will cover the complex topics of physical comfort, mental/emotional needs, spiritual issues and practical tasks at end of life, as well as palliative and hospice care. We’ll discuss the pros, cons, and myths of artificial nutrition and hydration. In addition, the course will help you understand what happens when someone dies and the grieving process that follows for family and friends.

Instructor: Thea Uhlig-Ruff, R.N., B.S., M.G.A. recently retired from an extensive career in the health care industry. She has spoken locally, state-wide and nationally on health-related topics specializing in mental health issues and gerontology including dementia care, issues in long- term care and hospice care. Ms. Ruff brings a unique perspective as she has also been a family caregiver for both her parents and her husband of 25 years. Presently she serves as a member of the Frederick County Commission on Aging.

ILR326 End of Life: Planning and Providing Comfort and Support
4-Digit Number: 5582
Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., 10/12/17 – 10/26/17
Location: Conference Center (E Building) /E106
Tuition: $20 Fee: $49 Total: $69
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only.

 

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