Continuing Education

  • Patients and their families need their physicians and healthcare providers to be on the end-of-life journey with them.
  • Dying patients, along with their family, friends and caregivers, are dealing with challenges that threaten all aspects of their being, including the physical, emotional, and spiritual self.
  • Physicians must feel knowledgeable and comfortable communicating about end-of-life realities and issues, as well as understanding how draining this can be on their physical and mental well-being.
  • Agapé Hospice can provide essential information and training to community providers to improve patient contact, care, communication and conversations at the end of life.
  • Gleaning valuable knowledge to understand how to navigate the end-of-life journey WITH patients and families is crucial in improving quality of life and care for patients at the end of their lives.

Available education may include:

  • How to approach and conduct successful Advance Care Planning that will improve the quality of life of dying patients.
  • Being equipped to discuss Preparations for Last Hours of Living, including expected physiological changes as death draws near and supporting all involved.
  • Protocol for discussing treatment preferences, procedures and symptoms, as well as situations for Withholding or Withdrawing Treatments, and how to correctly approach patients and families.
  • Reasons for misunderstanding about Medically Futile Treatments and how to respond with a due process approach to avoid discomfort and conflict.
  • Unique problems and challenges of Compassion Fatigue and burnout among physicians and caregivers and how to reach a work-life balance to improve capability to provide quality care.

I wish to express sincere appreciation for the highly professional Hospice Care provided to my wife Elizabeth Dianne Jones. May 10 thru July 5, my dear wife of 71 years received excellent care provided by Cheryl, Dee, Jennifer, Don, Dave, and Fran. Our daughter Diana and I are grateful for the provision of personal care, supplies and the smiles and hugs provided to us. The greatest blessing of all is that my Dianne did not suffer. Her pain was managed quite well and on July 5th she with us by her side transitioned into the loving arms of our Lord Jesus at the 3:30 p.m. hour. Thank you for being there for us. God Bless You each and every one.

Curtis Jones, Jamestown, SC