March 27, Aging America: Coping with Loss, Dying and Death in Later Life

Baue has joined the Hospice Foundation of America as an Educational Partner.  This program is a webinar that Baue will host at their facilities. This is a CE event.  Click here for more information.

April 6, Connecting the Personal with the Professional for Effective Care Delivery: A Narrative Medicine Approach

Participants will be exposed to current barriers to advance care planning (ACP) and quality communication about end-of-life care, in addition to information for how clinician's own personal experiences of loss, death, and personal ACP may be connected to professional practices in these areas. Participants will be exposed to techniques in Narrative Medicine to help guide reflection in one's own experiences of loss and end-of-life wishes. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to connect to, interpret, and honor the stories of other participants as a practical example fo ho narrative medicine may enrich healthcare communication with patients, families and interprofessional teams.  6.0 Hours Free Credits for participants who take a short pre and post research questionnaire.  Click here for more information. Register here.

April 16, Health Care Directives and Living Wills; "What Are They All About?"

For Gateway End-of-Life Coalition's April Workshop, presenter, Debbie Schuster, Attorney/ Elder and Adult Mediator and Laura Matson, MA, M.ed will share legal distinctions among the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, Living Will, Right of Sepulcher, DNR, Out of Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Order (OHDNR), POLST, TPOPP and other transportable physician orders. She will explain how various commercially available pre-printed Living Will documents differ and if any are more legally accurate/appropriate than another, and how to work with other states’ health care documents and handling situations in which a patient may not have any documents appointing a health care decision-maker.  Plus, she'll shed light on dispute resolution techniques to address conflicts between health care appointees and non-appointed family members. Register here.

April 25, AAHPM Recap: Highlights from the Annual Assembly

St. Louis Palliative Care Network Presents AAHPM (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine). Dinner and Networking 5:50pm, Presentation 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Barnes Jewish West County, Cafeteria/Conference Room D.  Click here to register.

May 4, Connecting the Personal with the Professional for Effective Care Delivery: A Narrative Medicine Approach

Participants will be exposed to current barriers to advance care planning (ACP) and quality communication about end-of-life care, in addition to information for how clinician's own personal experiences of loss, death, and personal ACP may be connected to professional practices in these areas. Participants will be exposed to techniques in Narrative Medicine to help guide reflection in one's own experiences of loss and end-of-life wishes. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to connect to, interpret, and honor the stories of other participants as a practical example fo ho narrative medicine may enrich healthcare communication with patients, families and interprofessional teams.   6.0 Hours Free Credits for participants who take a short pre and post research questionnaire.  Click here for more information. Register here.

June 4, Managing Difficult Family Dynamics During Illness and Death

Baue has joined the Hospice Foundation of America as an Educational Partner.  This program is a webinar that Baue will host at their facilities.  This is a CE event.  Click here for more information.

July 9, Best Practices in Counseling Survivors of Sudden and Traumatic Loss

Baue has joined the Hospice Foundation of America as an Educational Partner.  This program is a webinar that Baue will host at their facilities.  This is a CE event.  Click here for more information.

July 25 & 26, 29 & 30 Comprehenxive Grief Workshop, Summer 2019

Annie’s Hope—The Bereavement Center for Kids is hosting a comprehensive, experiential, and didactic workshop for those who work with and support grieving children, teens, and their families before or after a death. Participants will be immersed in learning along with self-reflection in relation to personal experiences with grief. They will gain extensive knowledge and tools that can be used for personal and professional benefit. Click here for more information.

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.

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Remaining 2019 workshop dates are  April 16, August 20 and October 15.

October 13-15, 2019 MHPCA Midwest Regional Conference, Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, Springfield, MO