JourneyCare is proud to host engaging and enlightening events with Kimberly Paul, author of “Bridging the Gap” and podcast host of “Death by Design,” as she shares touching and humorous personal stories and life lessons she discovered while working at the bedside of hospice patients for nearly 20 years. Kimberly is traveling across the U.S. in an RV to educate communities, help people feel more comfortable talking about end of life, and empower individuals to reclaim death as a human experience and not a medical event.
This event qualifies for one CE credit, available for RN, SW and LCSW.
Wednesday, September 25
Reclaiming Our Voice at End of Life
Registration and Dinner: 5:45 p.m. Presentation: 6:30 p.m.
The Onion Pub & Brewery
22221 N. Pepper Road, Lake Barrington
Has America monetized death? When did death become a medical event? During this presentation, Kimberly will provide an overview of how to reclaim our end of life from the medical community, since death is a human event. In several studies, it is stated that 80% of individuals wish to die at home with loved ones surrounding them; yet, only 20% do so. Why is that? Throughout history, it is proven that when individuals are facing imminent death, they desire to connect with those who they love most and say goodbye. The first step to solving a problem is recognizing it. This presentation will help empower us to create our own end-of-life journeys, to better reflect our individual lives and desires.
- Examine why America spends 7 times more money during the last 6 months of an individual’s life compared to other countries.
- Review the growing end of life services baby boomers are demanding at the end of life.
- How can someone become one’s own advocate throughout the medical atmosphere?
- Why is America so resistant to the idea that each of us will die one today? Why don’t we prepare for it?
- How can the individual change their relationship with death?
*While supplies last, a limited number of tickets are available for anyone who may need financial assistance to attend. To learn more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.