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. Please contact Beth Frank, 419-625-5269, bfrank@steinhospice.org to schedule a speaker.

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)

Body Mechanics and Safe Transfers

Patient lifting, re-positioning and transfers represent some of the most common and preventable sources of injury for employees in the healthcare industry. Additionally, bed-bound patients are put at risk for falls, friction burns, skin tears, bruises and dislocated shoulders when unassisted lifting is attempted. Direct care providers will learn to recognize the hazards of manual transfers/positioning and techniques to prevent injury to patients and caregivers.

(Nursing CE, 1 hour)

C.A.U.T.I. (Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections)

Learn to reduce the risk of CAUTI Objectives:
a. Identify symptoms of CAUTI in the elderly
b. Name actions that healthcare workers can take to minimize the occurrence of CAUTI

(Nursing CE, 1 hour)

Coma Communication

Learn how to work with people in remote states, such as coma, confusion, delirium, deep depression, Alzheimer’s and near-death. Techniques taught in this training improve the support and care given to these patients by helping them become more aware of themselves and their experiences. This specific kind of support has been shown to help individuals complete unfinished business, make spiritual connections and to do their inner work.

(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)

Coping with the Spectrum of Loss

This learning experience is meant to raise awareness in the clinician of the grief language and various signals of the need for counseling that may otherwise be overlooked. Physical symptoms as well as other expressions should be recognized as manifestation of underlying stressors and the plan of care designed to help with expressions of grief and counseling for complicated grief. The training will encourage the participant to dialog about grief and loss and identify patient and family members at risk and/or in need of anticipatory grief counseling, or counseling after death.

(Nursing & Social Work CE, 1 hour)

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)

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 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.

Managing Healthcare Ethical Dilemmas

Healthcare workers are encountering ethical dilemmas daily whether they realize it or not.  Learning to recognize potential issues as ethical dilemmas and having strategies to manage and prevent ethical dilemmas is essential in today’s healthcare professions.  Processes and strategies for ethical resolution are taught in order to understand the resolution options that can be used to address ethical issues.

(Nursing CE 2 contact hrs) & (Social Work 2 clock hrs – meets 2 hrs of Ethics Requirement)

Non-Drug Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease

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, 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.

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

Non-Pharmacological Interventions

Non-pharmacological methods of pain and symptom management can diminish the emotional components of pain, strengthen coping abilities, give patients a sense of control, contribute to pain relief, decrease fatigue and promote sleep.  In this interactive program we will explore several non-drug interventions that can be used to increase well-being and quality of life.

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

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 Choices® Advance Care Planning for Chronic Diseases

Other programs that emphasize completing a living will or advanced directive are only scratching the surface. Respecting Choices t teaches participants how to become facilitators who can lead discussion on value clarification, and help create comprehensive and effective plans that honor healthcare decisions.

(Nursing CE & Social Work Clock Hours 8 hours classroom and pre-course online work required. There is a fee for this program.)

Respecting Choices® POLST

This is a program for health care providers that explore physician orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, and how to effectively communicate a person’s wishes.

(Nursing CE & Social Work Clock Hours 8 hours classroom and pre-course online work required. There is a fee for this program.)

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)

Social Media and Professional Boundaries

An interactive discussion on the application of practitioner’s boundaries, with the focus upon both patient centered care and the evolution of social media into both the consumer’s and healthcare professional’s everyday lifestyle and workplace.   With rapid technological changes and methods of communication in healthcare and in society, and the subsequent issues that surface, we hope to give nurses and other healthcare professionals insight into how they can be responsive to the needs of the patient, while maintaining conformance with professional boundaries.

(Nursing CE 1 contact hour – meets 1 hr. of Category A Nursing Law and Rules) & (Social Work 1 clock hour – meets 1 hr. of Ethics Requirement)

Spirituality Concerns

Many people struggle with questions about spirituality and religion, especially at the end-of-life. Terminally ill patients 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.

That Could Be My Child

Research shows that kids whose parents talk to them about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs are up to 50 percent less likely to ever use than children who do not have these critical conversations with a trusted adult. This course presents Ohio drug overdose data and factors that contribute to the problem. Participant will learn to screen who is at risk, strategies to recognize and treat drug abuse and addiction.

(Nursing & Social Work CE, 1 hour)

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.)

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 $100.