Community Education

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As part of our mission as a community-minded, non-profit organization, HopeHealth provides education for people with an interest in serious illness and grief support. Our rich curriculum is designed for:

  • Healthcare professionals. Our courses, certifications and conferences cover the latest trends and research in dementia and Alzheimer’s, advance care planning, symptom management, complex care conversations, and end-of-life care and planning.
  • Members of the community. If you are caring for an aging parent, spouse, sibling or friend with a chronic illness, or if you’re dealing with the loss of someone dear to you, we can help.

Learn more about who we are.

Complex Care Conversations (communicating about serious, progressive illness)

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HopeHealth's Complex Care Conversations team

Overview: Complex Care Conversations is an interactive, small-group curriculum for clinicians who treat patients dealing with serious, progressive illnesses such as heart failure, cancer and dementia.

This program offers guidance on approaching goals-of-care conversations more easily and effectively. These important discussions are frequently sensitive and should not be delayed or postponed. The sessions offer a framework for navigating conversations to elicit patients’ values and preferences in a way that is mutually transformative for clinicians and patients.

Learn about the course’s credit designation.

Program audience: Practice teams including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nurse care managers, medical assistants, social workers and other team members as well as public health professionals.

Objective: Give clinicians key tools for effective communication and learn skills of balancing patients’ values with the medical reality when recommendations are given to patients and families.

This program is supported by funding from the Rhode Island State Innovation Model Test Grant, the Rhode Island Department of Health, University of Rhode Island’s Geriatric Education Center and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island.

Schedule:
Sessions are offered over two half-days or one full day at 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI.

Speaker's Bureau

At some point, many of us will be called upon to care for someone who is seriously ill. To help people get through these trying times, HopeHealth leads educational talks that can be held at community organizations, senior centers, schools, faith communities and area businesses.

Led by our community educators, these presentations deliver informative, thought-provoking information and can be tailored to the specific audience. General topics relate to hospice, dementia and Alzheimer’s, and other subjects. Some of most popular programs are:

  • Voice Your Choice – Advanced Directives: Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney Forms
  • Caregiver Support: Keeping Yourself Healthy While Caring for Others
  • Hospice 101: Dispelling the Myths and Misconceptions of Hospice Care
  • Dementia 101: What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Learn more or sign up

If your group is interested in learning more, please email Information@HopeHealthCo.org.

Conferences

Massachusetts Pain Initiative (MassPI)

Overview: MassPI is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending needless suffering from persistent and acute pain and to improving the quality of life for all people affected by pain.

Audience: This conference is for nurses, physicians and other health care professionals.

Continuing education credits: 5 CME for physicians; 5 CE for nurses, social workers and psychologists.

Learn more: For information on the 2019 conference, contact Kathy DellaPenna at Info@MassPainInitiative.org.

The Power of Peace at End of Life: Hope and Healing for Our Veterans

Overview: In collaboration with Memorial Funeral Home Newport, HopeHealth is hosting a one-day conference focused on caring for veterans at the end of life. 

Time and Location: April 30, 2019 from 8:30 - 5:15 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home in Newport

Speaker: Deb Grassman from Opus Peace Project

Audience: Morning session open to professionals who work with veterans at end of life. The afternoon session will be open to both professionals and the community.

Continuing education credits: 4 CE's offered for the morning session (must attend both morning sessions to get the CE's). 1 additional CE offered for the afternoon session on Soul Injury.

Questions about our community education?

Call us at (401) 415-4200 or email Information@HopeHealthCo.org.

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