NFDA Reaching Out to End-of-life Caregivers During Convention

September 16, 2013
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In conjunction with its International Convention & Expo, taking place in October in Austin, Texas, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is offering two unique opportunities for funeral service to come together with professionals who support the dying, dead and the bereaved.

Free Webcast with All-star Panel

On Monday, October 21, 1-3 p.m. CT, NFDA will host a live webcast, End of Life Care: From One Set of Caring Arms to Another. This webcast is an extraordinary opportunity to hear an all-star panel of experts share important insights into how hospice professionals, funeral directors, members of the clergy and grief counselors can come together to support those at the end of life. Webcast participants will learn how each vocation has a specific role in serving client families and how collaborative efforts can provide a continuum of care at the end-of-life.

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The webcast panelists include: Robert Friedman MD, FAAHPM, the Chief Medical Officer at Hospice Austin in Austin, Texas; Dr. Thomas G. Long, the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.; Thomas Lynch, a writer and funeral director from Milford, Mich.; and Dr. Alan Wolfelt, an author, educator and grief counselor.

Funeral professionals, hospice workers, members of the clergy, grief counselors and other caregivers are invited to view this free webcast by logging on to www.nfda.org/endoflifecare on October 21.

Hospice Professionals Invited to Attend NFDA Convention

For the first time ever, NFDA is inviting hospice professionals to attend its convention on Wednesday, October 23, as guests. NFDA hopes that hospice caregivers will walk away with a better understanding of the value of funerals, memorialization and the unique expertise that funeral director provide to the dying, the dead and the bereaved.

As NFDA’s guests, hospice professionals will have complimentary access to:

·         Select educational sessions on burnout in caregivers and grief and healing following the death of a loved one – two topics that are very relevant to their interests

·         The Expo Hall where they can learn about the newest products, services and innovations that funeral directors use every day to create personal and meaningful funeral and memorial services for the families they serve

·         An inspirational keynote presentation, Building a Better You, by Bryan Dodge

·         A special speaking engagement, Why Funerals Matter, with Dr. Thomas G. Long and Thomas Lynch

The convention will only be open to hospice professionals on Wednesday, October 23. More information about attending the NFDA Convention, including details on how hospice professionals should register, can be found by visiting www.nfda.org/endoflifecare or calling 800-228-6332.

These opportunities are part of a blooming collaboration between NFDA and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) to help bring hospice professionals and funeral directors together to work collaboratively on helping families at the end-of-life.

NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving 19,700 individual members who represent more than 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 39 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.

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