Speakers Bureau

Our physicians, social workers, counselors, chaplains and nurses are available to speak to your church, civic, school, community or school group or your senior living facility. Some topics offer educational credits for nurses or social workers but all topics are offered without these credits. Contact Beth Frank, 800-625-5269, bfrank@steinhospice.org to schedule a speaker.

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.

Care for Alzheimer’s/Dementia Patients

Alzheimer’s disease can cause a person to act in different or unpredictable ways. Some individuals with Alzheimer’s become anxious or aggressive, others repeat certain questions or gestures. These changes along with changes in ability can lead to frustration and tension and safety issues. The goal of this program is to help give a better understanding and awareness of the changes and suggestions on how to address specific needs using a non-pharmacologic approach. (1 contact hour for nurses, 1 clock hour for Social Workers)

Coma Communication

Learn how to work with people in remote states, such as coma, confusion, delirium, deep depression, Alzheimer’s and near-death. Techniques used in this therapy help the patient complete unfinished business, make spiritual connections and do their inner work. (Nursing CE & Social Work Clock Hour, 1 hour)

Cultural Diversity

What are the benefits of cultural diversity? Why does it matter? These and other questions are answered in a light-hearted, educational talk about the history and benefits of being culturally diverse. With group exercises and role playing, every service organization needs to hear this talk.

Death and Dying

An informative presentation about the historical and social attitudes about death, as well as the physical and emotional changes in individuals approaching death. (Nursing CE, .5 or 1 hours) (Social Work Clock Hours, 1 hour)

Ethical Wills

An Ethical Will is an expression of your memories, beliefs, values, faith, hopes and life’s lessons. Unlike a traditional will, which tells your family and friends what you want them to have, an Ethical Will tells them what you want them to know and remember. Learn how to write your own Ethical Will from trained Stein Hospice staff. Remember: if you don’t tell your stories, no one else will. Leave your legacy behind.

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

Discussion of a specific therapy that has been found effective with those suffering from PTSD or traumatic experiences.  Specifics on what it is, how it works, who it is for and what a typical EMDR session looks like.  Stein Hospice grief counselors have seen many benefits of using EMDR with Veterans, those with complicated grief and those who have suffered from a trauma.

Guided Imagery

Guided imagery is a program of directed thoughts and suggestions that guide your 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. (Nursing CE & Social Work Clock Hours, 3.0 hours)

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)

Introduction to Labyrinth Walks

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. JoAnn Didion LISW, has a collection of finger Labyrinths and a large, portable, canvas, 24” diameter Labyrinth available for special events or trainings. (Nursing CE & Social Work Clock Hours, 1.5 hours)

Palliative Medicine

A patient experiencing uncontrolled pain and discomfort from a serious illness who does not need or want hospice care can benefit from palliative care. The patient can continue curative treatments and remain under the care of a primary physician. READ MORE

Relaxation Techniques & Self Care

Disease 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.

Sacred Art of Living & Dying

As human beings face their journey towards death, there are common patterns of emotional and spiritual distress and demonstrated ways of alleviating this pain. We offer an overview of a comprehensive program taught by the Sacred Art of Living Center in Oregon. The premise of the program is that all spiritual pain is ultimately related to the values of forgiveness, meaning, relatedness and hope. (Nursing CE & Social Work Clock Hours, 1 hour or 3 hour introductions)

Spirituality Concerns

Many people struggle with questions about spirituality and religion, especially at the end-of-life. Patients with advanced illness face many challenges when it comes to their relationship with the creator. This talk is designed to address some of these issues as well as assist care givers and healthcare providers with the tools to help someone experiencing spiritual distress.

Understanding the Bereavement Process

Discussion of the grieving process and common responses to death and other losses such as divorce. There is no one way to grieve, everyone experiences grief differently. Suggestions are offered for assisting the bereaved towards healing and coping. READ MORE

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 $75.