Some of the most difficult questions a person will ever face may be centered around the end of life. Discussions of preferences and possibilities may seem to be filled with emotional landmines and possible hurt feelings. “Closing Conversations: An End-of-Life Care Guide” can help with answers to those thorny questions and smooth the process for all involved. Whether the central person is you, a family member, or someone you know, this class can be helpful to clergy, chaplains, family, friends and individuals facing end-of-life situations. Topics will include communication of wishes, helpful documents, telling your story, challenges associated with end-of-life care, and what to expect.
Learners will need to obtain this book:
The Last Things We Talk About by Rev. Dr. Elizabeth T. Boatwright
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This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
Number of weeks: 2
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
About the Instructor
Gail Compton has extensive education and hands-on experience to help guide you through the end-of-life process, whether this is for yourself or someone you love. She is a retired associate pastor for congregational care with the Kimberling City United Methodist Church, Missouri Conference, and a Certified Lay Minister and Certified Congregational Leader. In addition, she is a Certified Volunteer Chaplain with a local hospice, where she gained valuable insight from individuals and families as they prepared for end-of-life care. Gail serves as co-director of Lay Servant Ministries for the Southwest District of the Missouri Conference. At her church, she is lay leader and co-facilitates the GriefShare program and Our Journey of Hope cancer care ministry.
Past Learners Said…
“I love that the course required book was so informative with website resources to help get us prepared. I enjoyed the comparison of other people’s experiences in the book as well as in our class.”
“Gail did an excellent job of responding to each person’s post in a timely manner. She was encouraging and supportive throughout this sensitive course.”