Arkansas Hospice presents online interactive event December 8th to discuss minorities and end-of-life care. CE credit available

By David Edwards on November 19th, 2020

Media Alert

Contact:  David Edwards, Director of Communications Office:  501-748-3303   Mobile:  469-600-4274 Email:

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


CEU credit information is available at

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About Arkansas Hospice
Celebrating more than 28 years of service, Arkansas Hospice’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing serious illness and loss by surrounding them with love and embracing them with the best in physical, emotional and spiritual care. The hospice care provider is the recipient of numerous local, state and national awards, as well as numerous other awards for quality of care, including Hospice Honors Elite from HEALTHCAREfirst, as well as the only hospice in Arkansas to be certified by the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs for nonprofit service to Arkansas’ veteran population. For more information, visit

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