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NFDA Regional Seminars for End-of-life Care Providers Start This Week

NFDA will host a series of regional seminars on strategies for better serving the dying, the dead and the bereaved in April 2011 for clergy, hospice and healthcare professionals, educators, funeral directors and other end-of-life care professionals. The Good Death, Good Grief, Good Funerals: Finding Our Place on the Continuum of Care seminars will feature nationally recognized speakers and authors Dr. Thomas Long and Thomas Lynch. The seminars will take place from 1-4 p.m. on:

 

    • April 5 at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, Penn. (seminar nearing capacity; please register onsite)
 
  • April 6 at Mount Ida College, Newton, Mass. (online registration closed; please register onsite)
  • April 12 at Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. (online registration closed; please register onsite)
  • April 18 at University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind. (online registration closes April 8; please register onsite after April 8)

Ritual and spiritual practices are important components of end-of-life care. Long and Lynch will share ideas and strategies for growing a sense of community and collaboration among professionals who support and care for the dying and those who have experienced a death.


The Good Death, Good Grief, Good Funerals seminars are being co-hosted by the state funeral directors associations of Alabama, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vermont.


These seminars offer a unique opportunity for all end-of-life care providers to get together and discuss how they can work in concert to serve the community. NFDA encourages funeral directors to invite clergy, hospice and healthcare professionals, educators and other end-of-life care providers in their community to The Good Death, Good Grief, Good Funerals. Partnering state associations have marketing materials to help funeral director promote the seminar to these end-of-life care professionals. Funeral directors should contact their state association for these materials.


The cost to attend a Good Death, Good Grief, Good Funerals seminar is $50. Up to three hours of continuing education may be available for funeral directors (CE may vary by state). For more information about the seminars or the presenters or to register, visit www.nfda.org/outreachseminars or call NFDA at 800-228-6332.

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