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HopeHealth Community VNA has been providing compassionate home health care services in southeastern Massachusetts for over a century. Now they’re part of the HopeHealth family of services.

Virtual Education

Virtual Education Courses for Clinical Professionals

We are pleased to offer the following courses virtually as part of our hospice and palliative care education curriculum for clinical professionals. All courses are free of charge and are held through Zoom. Educational credits available. More topics and dates will be added in the coming months. For questions, please email CommunityEducation@HopeHealthCo.org.

Please note: all times are Eastern Time (US).

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My Family Member Has Dementia: Helping Young People Maintain Their Relationships with Their Loved One

January 20, 2022 • 9 – 10 a.m.
February 8, 2022 • 9 – 10 a.m.

This course is designed to help adults identify ways that dementia affects the relationship between children/teens and their loved one living with dementia. It provides effective communication techniques, educational opportunities and coping mechanisms to support the child in maintaining their connection with their loved one throughout the disease process.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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Understanding the Grief Process: The Cumulative Loss of COVID-19

December 3, 2021 • 10 – 11:00 a.m.
February 10, 2022 • 10 – 11:00 a.m.

This course will examine the nature of the normal grief process, how it has been altered by COVID-19, and how grief support interventions have changed in response to it. We will also explore the cumulative loss experienced by professional caregivers and why it is imperative to identify and model individualized comfort measures that support mind, body and spirit for those affected by the pandemic.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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Pediatric Hospice: The Psychosocial Aspects of Care

December 6, 2021 • 1 – 2:30 p.m.
January 10, 2022 • 1 – 2:30 p.m.

In this course you will receive insight into the psychosocial aspects of caring for pediatric patients at end-of-life. With tips on how to communicate best with the child and their family, you will leave with a bolstered confidence in providing care to such a special population.

1.5 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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Pediatric Pearls for Non-Pediatric Professionals

December 9, 2021 • 3 – 4 p.m.
January 14, 2022 • 10 – 11 a.m. 

This course will provide non-pediatric clinicians expert advice on how to observe and assess pediatric patients. It will also provide you with explanations of the most common pediatric conditions leading to end-of-life care for this population and tools for communicating with both the child and their parents.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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Dementia: Understanding the Aging Brain

December 13, 2021 • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
January 18, 2022 • 2 – 4 p.m.
February 4, 2022 • 12 – 2 p.m.

This presentation is intended to educate healthcare professionals on the effects of dementia on the brain and the five senses, how to apply this knowledge to care provided and how to utilize the positive physical approach to connect with the person prior to providing care.

2 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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Dementia Symptoms and Behavior Changes

December 17, 2021 • 10 – 11:30 a.m.
February 17, 2022 • 3 – 4:30 p.m.

This course will discuss 10 of the most common symptoms and behaviors faced by a person living with dementia and their family. Gain insight from the experts as to why dementia symptoms and behaviors occur and a non-pharmacological intervention to utilize when they do occur.

1.5 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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Establishing and Maintaining Ethics and Boundaries

January 25, 2022 • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
February 15, 2022 • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

While individual organizations and professions often have their own codes of conduct, this course will broadly discuss the importance of ethical behavior and maintaining professional boundaries in the workplace. Utilizing discussion and case studies, participants will learn about professional conduct, setting limits and maintaining ethical boundaries, recognizing ethical situations as they arise, ethical decision-making, and preventing boundary violations.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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Cardiac Disease and Hospice: When Is Your Cardiac Patient Eligible for Hospice?

January 28, 2022 • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
February 25, 2022 • 10 – 11 a.m.

The program offers participants a closer look at hospice eligibility for patients with cardiac disease. We will discuss the guidelines set forth by Medicare, how to identify when your cardiac patient meets these criteria and how hospice services will benefit these patients.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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The Grief Journey of the Dementia Caregiver

January 31, 2022 • 10 – 11 a.m.
February 23, 2022 • 10 – 11 a.m.

This program offers clinicians a breakdown of the types and stages of grief that affect caregivers of persons living with dementia. We will discuss how to identify the area of stress that is most burdensome to each particular caregiver and ways to lessen that burden in order to help that caregiver continue to provide optimal care.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


Looking for other course topics?

Additional courses are available and we can work with you in developing learning experiences specific to your needs. Contact the community education team by email for additional topics and scheduling.


How Can We Help? Contact us at CommunityEducation@HopeHealthCo.org or (800) 338-6555.

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