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Gateway End-of-Life Coalition membership is open to individuals or agencies that support the mission and goals of the Gateway End-of-Life Coalition. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, our mission is to Promote High Quality End of Life Care for Patients and Their Families. We do that by educating the public, health care providers and students regarding optimal care for the maximum benefit of persons at end-of-life.  We promote collaboration among health care providers, patients, family members, educators and organizations. We advocate for quality end-of-life care with policy makers.


UPCOMING EVENTS

November 20, Annual Hospice Caregiver Award Luncheon

To show their appreciation, Baue Funeral Homes requests your presence at their Annual Hospice Caregiver Award Luncheon at Bogey Hill Country Club.  Register with Ally Walters at 636-328-0874 or  click here.

November 21, A Beginner’s Guide to the End

Palliative care doctor B.J. Miller presents a compassionate and comprehensive guide to dying—and living life fully until you do. “A Beginner’s Guide to the End” is a clear-eyed and big-hearted action plan for approaching the end of life, written to help readers feel more in control of a process that so often seems anything but controllable. The book offers everything from a step-by-step guide to legal documents and the healthcare system to advice on how to talk friends and family. An honest, surprising, and detail-oriented guide to the most universal of all experiences, “A Beginner’s Guide to the End” is the book everyone needs. Click here for more information.

November 23, Coping Through The Holidays

This is the Greater St. Louis Hospice Organization 2019 Fall Grief Conference. It features presentations on grief, coping strategies for the holidays and a panel discussion. The special guest speaker is Mike Roberts. Bereavement Coordinators of area hospices have worked collectively to provide this program for bereavement support to all in need. Click here for the flyer.

November 24, Conscious Self Care – Inspiring compassionate change to create harmonious environments

Presented by Amy Camie, CCM. Come experience how your energetic presence affects those around you and why it’s important to take care of yourself, especially as you care for others.  You’ll walk away empowered with simple ways to support yourself throughout your day. As we all make intentional choices, change happens with compassion, creating harmonious and thriving inner and outer environments. Click here for more information.

December 4, Conscious Self Care – Inspiring compassionate change to create harmonious environments

Presented by Amy Camie, CCM. Come experience how your energetic presence affects those around you and why it’s important to take care of yourself, especially as you care for others.  You’ll walk away empowered with simple ways to support yourself throughout your day. As we all make intentional choices, change happens with compassion, creating harmonious and thriving inner and outer environments. Click here for more information.

December 10, Hospice On-Site Webinar: The Tasks of Mourning After 35 Years: Why They Are Still Clinically Relevant

Dr. William Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning model was a significant addition to the field of grief and bereavement. Join Dr. Worden, a pioneering researcher and clinician, in conversation with Dr. Kenneth Doka to discuss how this model has evolved over time and how professionals can utilize the model in a wide range of bereavement situations. Click here for more information.

February 5, 2020 Hospice Day at the Capitol & Heart of Hospice Awards Luncheon

MHPCA’s Hospice Day at the Capitol will educate our elected officials about hospice and related issues of importance in the care of terminally ill patients. The MHPCA Heart of Hospice Individual Award honors a person affiliated with a MHPCA Member Hospice who, in 2020, gave above and beyond the call of duty, giving of him/herself; thus, enhancing the quality of life for hospice patients. For more information about both, go to www.mohospice.org.

Monthly Caregiver Classes

Classes for those caring for their loved one — personal and professional insight from BJC employees who care. Each class is individually tailored to meet the needs of those in attendance.  Classes are the second Tuesday of the month, from January-December, 2019, 1-2:30 p.m. at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Classes and materials are free to the public. Attend any classes that are right for you. Classes don’t need to be taken consecutively and do not build on each other. To register, call: 314-996-LIFE or Click here to download a class flyer.

SAVE THESE DATES:

National Healthcare Decisions Day 2020 is April 16.


Gateway End-of-Life Coalition appreciates the generosity of the ongoing support from these local companies: