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Hospice Foundation program on living with grief to be offered in May

February 15, 2013

News editors: For more information or to arrange an interview about the Hospice Foundation program, contact Jane Hilgedick, UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, at 715-836-3636 or

HospiceTeleconferenceBanner_2EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension will offer the Hospice Foundation of America's 20th Annual Living with Grief Program, Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death, from 12:30-3:45 p.m. May 16 at Mayo Clinic Health System's Luther Auditorium in Eau Claire.

The program is designed for clergy, counselors, nurses, nursing home administrators, social workers, case managers, psychologists, physicians, funeral directors, marriage and family therapists, caregivers and those whose work deals with death, dying, grief or bereavement.

Program topics will include new interventions to better serve dying veterans and their families, military benefits and intersections with Veterans Administration systems, and traditions and sensitivities of grieving families as well as the resources that can assist them.

The program fee is $10 per person and includes program materials and light refreshments.

Licensed professionals are eligible to apply for continuing education contact hours through the Hospice Foundation of America. There is a $35 online processing fee per certificate, per participant. Instructions for obtaining continuing education credit will be provided during the program.

To register, obtain additional program information or request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, call UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 or 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), visit the Continuing Education website or email



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