Palliative Care Education Customized to Fit Your Organization
The Institute is now providing customized programs in palliative care for corporate and nonprofit organizations. Whether your organization is in healthcare or any other field, we have the latest information in palliative care and related topics that your employees should know.
We’ve worked with companies like Datron World Communications and Kaiser Permanente to co-present important palliative care education to their employees. We’d love to work with you to develop a customized program that keeps your employees informed while building their loyalty.
See this recent news release as an example of how one large healthcare system worked with us to deliver a meaningful program to its employees across the nation. Please contact us to discover how we can customize a palliative care program for your organization.
Here are a few examples of the programs the Institute can bring to your organization. These programs can be presented at your organization’s location and in some cases provided online.
Caring for Those You Care About
This four- part series is devoted to helping caregivers navigate the complexities of caregiving and minimize the toll that may take on one’s health. This program is lead by the healthcare professionals at The CSU Institute for Palliative Care and their partners in social work, chaplaincy and geriatric medicine.
This in-depth workshop series provides real solutions for anyone involved in caring for a family member or friend who is living with serious or chronic illness.
Caring at a Distance – Working Adults & Their Aging Family Members
Our global and mobile society is challenged to care for our aging parents and others whether they live an hour away or across the country. If your employees are currently caring for a family member long-distance or anticipate that may occur in the future, then this seminar can help make it more manageable and satisfying.
Caring at a Distance: Working Adults & Their Aging Family Members is a four-hour seminar covering topics such as:
- Understanding Caring at a Distance
- Legal Care Challenges
- Personal Care Challenges
- Prioritizing and Planning a Visit
- External Drivers: Common Problems and their Solutions
- Useful Resources
Advance Care Planning Workshop
An Advance Health Care Directive ensures that individuals’ personal medical, emotional and spiritual choices are honored when one is no longer able to express them yourself. This workshop will address how to choose the right person to be your decision-maker, decide on the kind of treatment you want and do not want and how to have the conversation about your end of life wishes with your family.
Guidance will be provided on common ethical, legal and emotional issues families face when a loved one is seriously ill or at the end of life. You will be provided with a California Advance Directive form to complete at your leisure.
See What Participating Employees Say About our Palliative Care Programs
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT SHARE ANY NAMES OF PARTICIPANTS. You will see by these comments obtained from participant’s evaluation forms, that the impact this type of education has on employees. That impact ranges from simply reinforcing what they already know for some to life-changing impact for others.
One common theme runs through all the feedback – all employees appreciate their employers investing their time, money and energy into these types of programs.
Evaluation Question: Are there comments you would like to make regarding the palliative care program you attended?
“(Company) is doing an excellent, fantastic job of walking the talk. Thank you for a thorough learning experience.”
“Thanks so much for offering this type of information – it is extremely helpful.”
“I know several other co-workers who are serving as caregivers for elderly family, and who are dealing with some of the challenges in that role. They were not aware of the series, so I forwarded the recording to them. They commented that they also felt the information was very helpful.”
“Great resource to (company) employees! Hopefully this will be advertised more to members of (company).”
“It was very “on point” and helpful. Brought me to tears several times. Wonderful presenters. Thank you so much!”
“Very knowledgeable presenters!”
“I found all of them to be helpful and informative and appreciate (company) for providing them!”
“Thank you, I really appreciated these calls and found them very helpful especially the links to other websites where we can get help for our aging generation.”
“I appreciate that (company) recognizes this issue impacts its employees, that they sponsored this and allowed us to attend on company time. I felt guilty attending all of the sessions, but appreciated the opportunity and the information.”
Evaluation Question: What might you do differently as a result of attending the presentation?
“Think about the steps and alternatives that may be available or in place when ‘Caring at a Distance’”
“Prepare for my care in the future and plan how to be a caregiver to family and friends.”
“Be more open-minded when dealing/living with the elderly.”
“I plan to have another conversation with my dad and try to make sure we have covered the important stuff. I also want to look into some of the resources to see if we could utilize someone to help us place my dad in the right place. And maybe staying in his home is the right place.”
“Adjust my attitude and outlook; be more patient; reminisce more.”
“Listen more to my family member dealing with a serious illness and my siblings.”
Evaluation Question: What will you do next personally and professionally?
“Develop a personal advanced directive in writing and have the talk with other family members.”
“Make sure I have my AHCD and POLST forms complete and distributed to the right people.”
“Encourage people I know, especially family members, to fill out an Advance Health Care Directive and do one for myself.”
“My sister is the caregiver in the family. Although I do help out, I now understand that she needs more help.”
“Argue and fight for palliative care when it is warranted and not being delivered.”
Customize a Palliative Care Educational Program For Your Employees
The CSU Institute for Palliative Care has the content, the expertise and the facilitators to bring this important information to your employees. We can facilitate or co-facilitate any of our programs with you to deliver the most an effective education program in palliative care and related healthcare topics. We’ll work together to customize our core programs to fit the culture and knowledge level of your unique organization.