Beads, Bells and Blessings: Understanding why the Mass and Other Catholic Practices are EssentialIncludes a Live Event on 11/12/2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)
This 1-hour webinar, presented by Sr. Ginger Downey, OLVM, will look at the many different Catholic practices that are important to men and women religious and how staff can assist in their living their religious life, no matter their mental or physical circumstance.
Well-Being and DementiaContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/21/2019
During this presentation Mr. Owen will discuss the pattern of the progression of Dementia and the five basic psychological and spiritual needs of people with dementia. Additionally, he will discuss the essential components of person-centered care, along with the utilization of visual and experiential arts in facilitating a sense of well-being in the person with dementia.
Medically Administered Nutrition and Hydration: Is it Ethically Required with Dementia and Stroke Patients? (On-Demand)Contains 8 Component(s)
Those participating will develop a better understanding of the use or decisions not to use tube feeding, with a particular focus on patients with dementing illnesses and stroke. Participants will be able to discuss feeding tube use in the following areas: clinical details on feeding tubes, dementing illnesses and difficulty in feeding and hydration, and the use of feeding tubes in strokes, differentiating between different types of stroke and probable outcomes; ethical grounding on the use or decisions not to use medically assisted nutrition and hydration; considering the right paradigms in differing situations.
The Nature of Human Suffering and the Preservation of Dignity at the End of Life (On-Demand)Contains 8 Component(s)
The lecture will include a discussion of the nature of spiritual suffering and its treatment, as well as common mental syndromes and their psychiatric approach (such as delirium, depression and panic). Participants will explore emotional suffering, its nature, approaches to treatment, severity, and outcomes. They will learn about physical suffering, common forms of therapy and drug usage for pain control, dyspnea and obstruction. The session will touch on challenges of family care and approaches to therapy, as well as grief and the challenges it presents to staff and families.