Tennessee Hospice Organization - Event Information

Event Name:Alive Symposium on family, health, and spirituality

Find Enlightenment. Illumination. Inspiration.

This unique, interdisciplinary gathering on the end of life is open to health care professionals, caregivers, social workers, grief counselors, Alive Hospice family members, faith leaders, chaplains, wellness businesses, end-of-life service providers, students,and anyone who will day one die.
Event Date:11/8/2018
Event Time:Thursday, November 8 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:Belmont University, Janet Ayers Academic Center
1803 15th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212

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Contact Person:Keith King
(phone: 615-346-8418)
Details:Keynote Speaker
Dr. Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH is this year's keynote speaker. She is a national advocate for transforming the way people die in America. She has written a memoir, Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to End of Life, and her work is featured in the documentary Extremis, now on Netflix.

Dr. Zitter was trained at Harvard University and University of California, San Francisco, in the unusual combination of critical care and palliative care medicine. She practices at Highland Hospital, the public hospital, in Oakland, California. 
For more information on Dr. Zitter, please visit https://jessicazitter.com/

Workshop topics include*:
  • Communication techniques for difficult Conversations
  • Grief and loss
  • End-of-Life care and health disparities
  • Religious perspectives on end-of-life care
  • Advance care planning
  • Hospice and palliative Care
  • Care for caregivers
  • Alzheimer’s and dementia
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