By David Edwards on November 19th, 2020
What: Arkansas Hospice presents Black, Brown, and the Challenge of Dying Well. An interactive online presentation to discuss the challenges minorities encounter in our current healthcare system when facing death, and how to overcome them.
Who: Presented by Arkansas Hospice and made possible through a grant from the Rebsamen Fund, the event is hosted by Dr. Lewis Shepherd, Jr., special assistant to the president at Ouachita Baptist University. Panelists include Arkansas Hospice physician Dr. Mitzi Washington and bereavement specialist Reba Gaines.
Why: African American and other minorities are at risk of not dying well, but we can change this. Minorities do not utilize hospice care at the same rate as the rest of the population, leaving members of these communities with life-limiting illnesses lacking symptom management, comfort care, and family support.
Who should attend: Members of the media, healthcare professionals, as well as anyone who has questions regarding end-of-life care. Nurses, social workers and nursing home administrators are also encouraged to attend, as CE credit is available.
When: Tuesday, December 8th, 7:00 P.M. Participants can submit their questions for panel discussion in advance by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEU credit information is available at https://www.arkansashospice.org/ceu
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We are just starting our dad’s final journey and Arkansas Hospice has been a blessing. They’ve taught us so much already and provide as much support and comfort to the family as they do my dad. I’m grateful they’ll be walking this final path with us.
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Arkansas Hospice took care of my Mom before she passed. It was my first experience with any hospice and I was amazed. They took such great care of her. They treated her with dignity and respect until the end.
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