The Cedar Valley Hospice Speakers Bureau provides educational presentations on various issues related to hospice and palliative care, death and dying, and grief. Presentations can be given to large or small groups and range from 20 minutes to daylong seminars. Topics can be modified to meet the needs of your group.
To schedule a speaker, please email Jennifer Siech, Community Outreach Representative, or call 319.272.2002.
Myths of hospice
Overview of Cedar Valley Hospice and how it differs from other types of healthcare and/or other providers.
Cedar Valley Hospice Home
Explains the purpose of the Hospice Home and can include a tour of the facility.
Grief and Loss
Addresses the dynamics of grief, loss and bereavement of the dying person and their family.
The Eucalyptus Tree Program
Explains the special youth program that provides support and care for children and families experiencing life-threatening illness or grieving a death.
Describes the philosophy of relieving or lessening pain and symptoms experienced by someone with a chronic/ life limiting condition.
Discussion with case manager and/or client about life with HIV/AIDS.
Spiritual Issues at the End of Life
Addresses spiritual needs and issues of the dying and the family.
Caring for the Caregiver
Provides emotional and practical support to those who care for the ill and dying.
Honoring Choices- Advance Care Planning
Explains the importance of making healthcare decisions today if you become seriously ill and unable to speak. Understand terms such as advance directives, living will and durable power of attorney for health care. Gain resources for completing advance directives.
It’s About How You Live at Work
Provides tips for businesses and employees in coping with serious illness, care giving, death and grief.
Cedar Valley Hospice Volunteer Programs
Shares the importance and value of volunteering, along with describing opportunities for involvement with Cedar Valley Hospice.
Describes and explains the physical, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of the dying process.
*Pain Management at End of Life
Explores basic principles of pain assessment and management.
*Symptom Management at End of Life
Addresses symptoms common in advanced disease and easily builds on the Pain Management at End-of-Life program.
*Spiritual and Psychosocial Care at the End of Life
Provides guidance for understanding the emotional and spiritual needs of the dying person, their families, and professional caregivers.
*Death and Dying
Provides education on issues of grief, loss, and coping. Workshops and experiential in-services are available.
*Communication While Living with a Life Threatening Illness
Discusses the importance of communication, comfort, and relationship needs among family members and the dying person.
*Ethical/Legal Issues in End-of-Life Care
Discusses key ethical issues and legal concerns and resources to address these.
*CEUs are available, with a minimum of 1 hour presentation