Meet Me at the River: Resistance, Spirituality and Inclusion of African Americans

Friday, April 22, 2016: 2:15 PM-3:15 PM
Chesapeake 1-3 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 2nd Level
Jessica Talley, LCSW-C, Hospice of the Chesapeake, Largo, MD and C. Brandon Brewer, MDiv, CEOLS, Hospice of the Chesapeake, Pasadena, MD
There is a disparity between African Americans and others regarding hospice use. This session helps build a bridge of understanding to the needs of African Americans regarding end-of-life care. Faculty will highlight the need for hospice care providers to address the ethical implications for creating better access and inclusion.  Hospice professionals will gain a greater understanding of the barriers and resistance to end-of-life care for the African American community. This session will emphasize the ethical considerations around access and the role of spirituality in end-of-life decision-making.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify three major barriers to hospice utilization
2. Describe the role of spirituality among African Americans at end of life
3. Discuss strategies to increase access and inclusion within your organization

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