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CE Book Club: Dying Well by Ira Byock

November 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

CE Book ClubJoin our Continuing Education Book Club!  

Learn and Earn 9.5 CE credits for nursing & social work.* 

November 27, 2018        Registration 4:30 pm       Facilitated Discussion 5:00 – 6:30 pm  

How to join:  

1st: Register now!  Once you register, you will receive email confirmation and a study guide will be emailed to you.  Then –   

2nd: Read the book Dying Well: The Prospect for Growth at the End of Life by Ira Byock, MD. Complete the study guide to earn 8 independent study CE credits.  Bring your completed study guide and – 

 3rd: Participate with fellow health care professionals in a facilitated book club discussion led by Judy Waechter RN, CRRN, Clinical Liaison with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care on November 27th, 2018 for an additional 1.5 CE credit.

4th: Learn & Earn at your own pace. Share interdisciplinary insight and real life experience with other interested healthcare professionals and earn a total of 9.5 CE credits for nursing and social workers.  * Must complete steps 2 & 3.  No partial credit awarded. Materials provided for all other disciplines to self submit.  

Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life,  rereleased to celebrate its 20th year in print.

“Ira Byock’s book Dying Well was a remarkable and path-breaking book when it was first published 20 years ago. Since then it has remained the gold standard of books teaching us how to live deeply to the end. He is a truly humane guide speaking warmly to a country that is just now beginning to break the taboo and needs to talk meaningfully about living and dying well.”   – Ellen Goodman, co-founder & Director of The Conversation Project

Byock’s interest in palliative care began almost by accident. “It chose me,” he admits. As a resident physician he saw people falling through the cracks of the healthcare system.

To address the needs of these patients, the young resident cofounded one of the nation’s earliest hospice programs based in a public hospital — a team approach involving doctors, nurses, chaplains, and social workers who care for people in the last days of their lives and support their families.

The terminally ill patients he treated taught him an important lesson he hadn’t learned in medical school. When asked how they were doing, some responded by saying, “I’m well, doctor. How are you?” This completely changed his understanding of the end of life experience. “I realized that many people have the capacity to be well within themselves during the time they are dying.”

“I hope we begin to understand the surprising potential for human well-being even when we are dying. Illness is personal; it’s only partly medical. Too few people know or even allow themselves to think about the fact that, while dying is hard, unwanted, often tragic, and always sad, it’s not only those things. In addressing the problems, we shouldn’t ignore opportunities for a person’s and his or her family’s well-being.”

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Leawood, KS 66206 United States
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