The Art of Death and Grief

Thursday, April 21, 2016: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Chesapeake 7-9 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 2nd Level
N. Thomas Johnson-Medland, Bayada Hospice - Berks, Mount Pocono, PA
Understanding what a society's artists have to say about a theme is an essential interpretive tool for figuring out where a culture is headed in regard to belief, policy and praxis. This is true of death and grief in the modern age. Take a look at what modern writers, painters, poets, and songwriters have to say about death and grief and see how it impacts the movement of culture. This session will explore the movement and set sights on what could and should come next in regard to policy, regulation, ethics, ethos and best practices.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the varied streams of perception, belief and practice that influence social trends and modern culture
2. Discuss the cultural development of death images and perceptions
3. Describe the images, ideas and notions about death from writers, painters, songwriters and poets of the modern era

CE/CME: Counselor, Nurse, Physician and Social Worker