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Life Review and Closure

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

April 11, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

We know getting past assessment forms and required check boxes to have meaningful conversations with patients and families leads to greater satisfaction and outcomes and can reduce the risk for complicated grief. Yet doing so in the face of short lengths of service, expanding caseloads, increased compliance requirements, and risks for re-traumatization can be challenging. This Webinar will examine fresh ideas and practical tools to equip you and your team to provide opportunities for persons to find resolution and say goodbye in a way that meets their needs and our current reality. 

Webinar Objectives

At the completion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of communication and listening skills in the care relationship
  • Analyze the challenges and risks of providing reminiscence and life review
  • Develop new strategies to add to your clinical toolbox


Carla Cheatham, MA, MDiv, PhD, TRT

Carla is the founder of Cheatham Consulting Group and volunteers with hospices in the Austin, TX area.

Carla began her career in social services with an MA in Psychology, certification in crisis counseling, and experience working in child and family therapy services and substance abuse treatment centers. She holds a PhD from Texas A&M and a MDiv from Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology. After serving faith communities and directing an interfaith non-profit supporting worker justice, Carla began her work as a hospice chaplain and bereavement coordinator in Austin, Texas. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Seminary of the Southwest and an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland. She is the Principal and Lead Trainer for Carla Cheatham Consulting Group, LLC and serves as a national speaker and consultant for professional caregivers of all disciplines and fields. 

Carla is the Section Leader for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Spiritual Caregivers Section and a member of NHPCO’s Ethics Advisory Council. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Swan Songs, a not-for-profit that fulfills end-of-life musical wishes. She is the author of Hospice Whispers: Stories of Life and its companion piece, Sharing Our Stories: A Hospice Whispers Grief Support Workbook.

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Counselor: The National Hospice and Palliative Care has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6232. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHPCO is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 1 NBCC Clock Hour offered. 

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.

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