Road to Hope

Friday, April 22, 2016: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
National Harbor 4 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 3rd Level
Michael Wargo, Center for Hospice Care, Mishawaka, IN, Torrey DeVitto, Hollywood, CA and Rose Kiwanuka, RN, Palliative Care Association of Uganda, Kampala, Uganda
No parents. No food. No future. Stranded in Sub-Saharan Africa, orphaned by an AIDS epidemic, thousands of children are left on their own, in need of a shepherd to save them. This session explores the challenges faced by children who were the primary caregivers for their dying parents in this remote region of the world. It includes a screening of the yet-to-be-released Road to Hope documentary film as well as Q&A with the film’s director, narrator, and one of the film’s central characters and world-leading subject matter expert.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the unique challenges faced by bereaved child caregivers in developing countries
2. Describe the important role played by hospice and palliative care practitioners in supporting grieving families in developing countries
3. Identify the wealth of opportunities we have, as US hospice and palliative care practitioners, to make significant differences in the lives of grieving children

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