“Say This, Don’t Say That: Comforting the Dying” – Online – Tuesday, February 6, 2024 (2 pm – 3:30 pm central time)



Description: This program will delve into sensitive communication with people facing serious illness or terminal conditions. We will examine both words to say and words to avoid.

Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

∙ Understand the importance of sensitive communication.

∙ Recognize the importance of facial expressions and body movements when communicating.

∙ Recognize, demonstrate, and understand both words to use and words to avoid.

∙ Learn how this knowledge and awareness creates a healing and loving environment.

∙ Recognize the ways that death doulas, care teams, and loved ones use words and energy to help those at the end of life.

The link will be sent before the session begins. This may be available for 1.5 CEUs through the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois. I’d also welcome caregivers, patients, and curious participants. Please join us! Each session also includes an “Ask a Doula” Q&A at the end where I’ll answer all your questions.