End-of-Life Practitioner Program
Course OverviewPractitioner Place
• Mindful & Compassionate ServiceFaculty
• Wise Relationship
• Creative Collaboration
• Opening to Mystery
• Cultivating Presence & Resilience
Who Should Apply?
Continuing Education Credits
End-of-Life Practitioner Program
Because healthcare practitioners are always operating in the context of relationships - with patients, colleagues, and families -it is essential to know how to navigate that territory with skill, clarity and compassion. Studies document that daily interactions between physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals strongly influence clinician morale, job satisfaction and staff retention. In addition, the patterns of communication healthcare providers bring to the patient relationship dramatically affect the clinical outcomes of patient care.
At its core, good medicine is built on the practice of wise relationship. Patients want more than expertise -- they need a human face on the medical care they receive. Continuity, trust, and communication matter.
In this course, we will explore and develop key elements of Wise Relationship including "three-center listening", empathetic concern, consensus-building, transparency, authentic inquiry, the work of the "wounded healer" archetype, touch as a natural tool to deepen relationships, engagement with suffering, and the capacity to function with balance and composure.
We exist in a network of interdependent relationships that joins us to all of life. Every thought, feeling and action affects everything else in that network, so we must learn to be responsible for how we interact with others. Wise relationship always begins with self-awareness, which leads to empathetic attunement, and ultimately expands to an appreciation of our deep interconnection with all life and our most essential nature.
In order to develop the capacity for wise relationships we introduce techniques drawn from mindfulness practice, neurobiology, conscious embodiment, depth psychology, integral coaching and cross-cultural wisdom. We offer proven methods to address the primary obstacles of isolation, projection, debilitating self-judgment and overwhelm. You learn to deepen your connections with yourself, colleagues and patients.
The course is designed to enhance clarity and confidence, increase centeredness, foster inclusiveness and compassion, thus enabling you to inspire, support and connect in a more authentic way.
The course introduces tools, practices and skills that support being in wise relationship. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to:
Register now for this 5-day program and leave with a new understanding of the vital role of wise relationship in end-of-life care and a capacity to function with a kind, clear, confidence in supporting those whose lives you touch.
The course is primarily aimed at healthcare professionals. Participants include physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychotherapists, counselors, chaplains, social workers, physical therapists, massage therapists, experienced hospice volunteers and others in the healing professions.
We encourage participants to attend in groups to support the implementation of the course content in their respective settings. Groups of three or more participants from the same institution or organization receive a discount.
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