Speakers Bureau

Stein Hospice physicians, social workers, counselors, chaplains and nurses are available to speak to church, civic, community or school group or senior living facilities and hospitals. Some topics offer educational credits for nurses or social workers but all topics are offered without these credits. For more information or to schedule a speaker, please contact speakers@hospicewr.org or call 216-502-4440

A Soldier Always

The purpose of this training is to provide education on the unique needs of caring for our Veterans at end-of-life care. An awareness of their culture and history and the documented impact of that on their behavior and presenting symptoms is essential to understanding best practices and approaches to care for this unique group of individuals.

(Nursing CE & Social Work Clock Hours, 1 hour)

Advance Directives/Advanced Care Planning

People say they want control over their medical and end-of-life care, but what if they are incapacitated and unable to make those decisions? Learn about Living Wills and other legal documents that will enable you to express your wishes.

(Nursing CE & Social Work Clock Hours, 1 hour)

Compassion Fatigue & Prevention

There is an epidemic of opioid abuse and diversion in Ohio that has resulted in more deaths from un-intentional drug overdose than from motor vehicle accidents. This program is for professionals who work in healthcare, public service agencies, volunteer agencies and social workers who are frequently in contact with second hand trauma related to the opioid epidemic. The goal is to introduce strategies to support the work force and address compassion fatigue.

(Nursing & Social Work CE, 1 hour)

Compassion Fatigue for Caregivers

Healthcare professionals who experience compassion fatigue may have feelings of negativity and a sense of being thwarted in their desire to help make a difference in their patients’ lives. This can diminish job satisfaction, and result absenteeism, disruptive behaviors in the workplace, and staff turnover. In this course, the learner is introduced to effects of second hand trauma and knowledge of what compassion fatigue is. Strategies that can be used to enhance individual resilience are presented so that professionals develop skills to support themselves and continue to be effective care providers.

(Nursing CE, 0.5 hour)

Conscious Choices - A Model for Interdisciplinary Ethical Decision Making

A program designed to help clinicians identify a model for interdisciplinary decision making to help health care professionals make competent ethical decisions that will positively impact the clients they serve. This will be accomplished by exploring core values, analyzing actual case scenarios, and identifying interventions to help cope with ethical decision making.

(Nursing CE & Social Work Clock Hours, 3 hours)

Effective Clinical Supervision

The goal of this workshop is to help social work supervisors become more competent and confident with their supervision role and responsibilities. Discussion will include roles and responsibilities of the clinical supervisor, characteristics of a good clinical supervisor, models and techniques of clinical supervision, and how to prepare for clinical supervision and the learning contract.

(Social Work Clock Hours, 3 hours)

Ethics in Healthcare

After this activity learners will be able to define “ethics” in the healthcare setting, recognize ethical problems when they arise and be able to articulate the problem using the language of ethical principles.

(Nursing CE & Social Work Clock Hours, 1 hour)

Guided Imagery

Guided Imagery is a way to direct thoughts and make suggestions that guide a person’s imagination toward a relaxed, focused state.  Explore and experience peace of mind through guided imagery, a form of meditation that has long been recognized for its healing powers. One of Stein’s trained practitioners will discuss ways to take a client into a light, relaxed state and then direct the client to visualize a specific situation or circumstance. By tapping into a person’s subconscious, physical, emotional and spiritual issues can be resolved.

Healing Power of Life Review

It is natural and common, in middle and older adulthood, to reflect on successful and challenging life experiences, especially when confronted with a terminal diagnosis. Life Review can facilitate a conscious choice to reflect on the past, making it possible to make sense of life and our individual contributions to it.  Life Review provides a way to share wisdom, values, stories, life’s legacy, thoughts and feelings with loved ones.  It gives the gift of “living on” after physical presence on this planet has ceased and the review can stimulate inner growth and healing to the self and others.  Numerous studies prove that Life Review is an important part of healthy aging and wellness, and many aging theories reinforce the benefits of Life Review.

Participants will learn the benefits of Life Review and will be able to facilitate Life Review interventions and have the resources/tools to aide them.

(Nursing CE & Social Work Clock Hours, 1 hour)

Honoring our Veterans

One in four dying Americans is a Veteran, and often faces special challenges at end-of-life. Stein Hospice has worked very hard for years to serve our Veterans with the same level of respect and care they demonstrated in service to our country. Learn about our Veteran services, called “PeaceWorks,” and our participation in “We Honor Veterans,”  a national campaign promoting quality care for Veterans. READ MORE

Hospice 101

Why hospice? Eighty-five percent of us will die of an advanced illness. What are the benefits of hospice care? How much will it cost? And who is eligible? This talk is designed to dispel the myths about hospice, including that hospice means giving up. Hospice is about living life to its fullest.

(Nursing CE & Social Work Clock Hours, 1 hour)

Hospice in a Pocket: Exploring Hospice Criteria

When a patient has an illness with a life expectancy of 6 months or less, and if the illness runs its normal course, Hospice services is an option to help the patient and family through the journey of dying.  This program reviews core hospice philosophies and services and also identifies disease specific criteria for hospice eligibility and admission.

(Nursing CE & Social Work Clock Hours, 1 hour)

Introduction to Medical Marijuana Use in Ohio

Medical marijuana was passed into law in Ohio in 2016, and called for the industry to be operational in 2018.  Learn more about this very restrictive bill, who is involved in the medical marijuana process, qualifying medical conditions, permissible forms for consumption and legal implications for healthcare workers.

Introduction to the Labyrinth

There is a great need for people today to find a way to connect with spirit. A labyrinth is a meditative walk which has been used for centuries by people of all cultures for healing, insight, and relaxation. When faced with a crisis and/or overwhelmed with life, a Labyrinth can bring order to chaos.  Finger Labyrinths to a large portable canvas Labyrinth can be available for walks and trainings.

Pain Management - Part I

Join in the clinical discussion about the importance of pain relief and advocate for the better care of patients with pain.
A. Recognize concepts and definitions in pain management
B. Describe important information to obtain in a pain assessment
C. Identify strategies for pain control at the end of life

(Nursing CE and Social Work Clock Hours, 1 hour)

Pain Management for End of Life Patients - Part II

The goal of this program is to increase understanding of the use of opioids in managing end of life pain.
A. Differentiate between opioid levels to achieve best pain control for patients at end of life.
B. Describe measures to address the safe use of narcotics.

(Nursing CE, 1 hour)

Palliative Care

A patient experiencing uncontrolled pain and discomfort from a serious illness, and who does not need or want hospice care can benefit from palliative care. The patient can continue curative treatments and remains under the care of a primary physician. Palliative care services can be provided at a hospital, assisted living facility, nursing home and home at any stage of an illness.

(Nursing CE & Social Work Clock Hours, 1 hour)

Relaxation Techniques & Self Care

Illness affects not only the body but also the mind, heart and soul. An integrative approach to care enhances the quality of life by reducing physical symptoms, soothing the mind, nurturing the spirit and caring for the soul.  In this interactive program we will explore several non-drug interventions that can be used to increase well-being and quality of life.

Respecting Residents' Rights

Nursing home residents have certain rights and protections under State and Federal law.  This program is a review of those rights as outlined in the Nursing Facility Mega Rule, including the rights of residents at or approaching end of life and receiving hospice care and services.  We will also take a look at the ethical obligation we have as health care professionals to provide care and comfort to all patients, including those individuals who are vulnerable and unable to speak for themselves.

Understanding Death and Dying

This program discusses the normal grieving process as well as complicated grief. Signs and symptoms are reviewed and suggestions and coping interventions are offered to help during bereavement period.

Understanding Grief and Loss

This talk improves ones understanding of grief and loss, and increases awareness of interventions that are available.

(Nursing CE & Social Work Clock Hours, 1.5 hours.)

Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to receive training so you can bring comfort to our patients? Maybe you have a furry four-legged friend that could accompany you? How about assisting customers in our resale shop? Or helping out with golf outings and other fundraising events? These are just a few of the volunteer opportunities at Stein Hospice. Learn more, and find out how rewarding volunteer work at Stein can be. READ MORE

Welcome to Hospice

At Stein Hospice, we are always looking for creative and effective ways to help our patients and families. This talk describes all of those special services. Complete with pictures or a Power Point presentation, it describes how Stein Hospice positively affects the quality of life for our patients on their final journey. The intensity of our services is what sets Stein apart.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. This ancient form of laying-on of hands has been used by people of all faiths throughout history. Patients say Reiki reduces pain, anxiety and stress and promotes deep relaxation and well-being. Reiki Master/Teacher Rachel Berry will also explain how this healing touch can be used to heal one’s self.

Note: Monthly Reiki classes are held at Stein Hospice. Classes include Reiki I, Reiki II and Reiki III. For those wishing to take a class for credit, it is 6 CE hours for nurses. Cost of the class is $100.

Withdrawing or Withholding Life Sustaining Treatments

Withholding or withdrawing treatments is a prominent issue in healthcare today as interventions for advanced disease have increased. How information is presented when treatment burden becomes greater than its benefit and the individual’s desire for quality of life consistent with their values, culture and spiritual practices influence them to elect or refuse treatments. In this course we will discuss the ethical principles guiding decision-making to withhold or withdraw treatments.

(Nursing CE & Social Work Clock Hours, 1 hour)