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Person-Centered End-of-Life Communication Strategies
Thursday, June 27, 2024, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: Workshop

(60-minute webinar – available live or on-demand)
Thursday, June 27, 2024
This is a morning webinar
11:00AM - 12:00PM Eastern

The time near death is one of the most profound life experiences, both for the person dying and for their family. Caregivers can make all the difference – but it takes expertise. This knowledge and skill development opportunity will include updated, practical end-of-life communication strategies and offer suggestions for interweaving the strategies to meet the needs of diverse populations.


  • Describe the relevance of the latest end-of-life communication strategies for high-quality care
  • Distinguish between the death-related beliefs and practices of the four prominent minority groups
  • Explain the seven communication strategy themes to incorporate into end-of-life conversations
  • Analyze key aspects of the respective end-of-life communication strategies
  • Prepare for engaging with culturally diverse, terminally ill patients and families using the strategies

WEBINAR DETAILS: Empathetic connections with patients and families across the end-of-life journey shape the quality of care and death experiences. Practitioners’ communication practices when conveying things such as health and treatment status changes or advance directives influence the bereavement process for all parties. This webinar will cover the forefront of research on best practice themes in active engagement and interpersonal communication to enhance the biopsychosocial and spiritual well-being of terminally ill patients.

THIS WEBINAR WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES: Hospice, Home Care, Home Health, Palliative Care

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  This informative session is designed for administrative and frontline nursing professionals, occupational and physical therapists, social workers, and chaplains.


  • Training log
  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions


Exploring Exceptionalism: Assisting Patients & Families to Plan for the Time of Death originally presented on Thursday, January 4, 2024 

Social Work Counseling for Unprecedented End-of-Life Care originally presented on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Understanding Decisional Capacity in End-of-Life Care originally presented on Tuesday, March 26, 2024

NOTE: All materials are subject to copyright. Transmission, retransmission, or republishing of any webinar to other agencies or those not employed by your agency is prohibited. Print materials may be copied for eligible participants only.

MEET THE PRESENTER:  Julie A. Guistwite, PhD, LSW, FT, Ripple of Light Bereavement Resource Center, LLC

Julie Guistwite is the owner of Ripple of Light Bereavement Resource Center, LLC. She is an Advanced Certified Thanatologist and Pennsylvania Licensed Social Worker with 20 years of professional experience in nursing home, home health, hospice, and funeral home settings. Dr. Guistwite also has a decade of higher education expertise and is a continuing education presenter, primarily in a virtual format. Teaching experiences include authoring a palliative care course, instructing grief and health policy undergraduate classes, and graduate-level family and research offerings. Dr. Guistwite developed the social work profession’s first scale to evaluate and refine practitioners’ expertise in death, dying, and bereavement care. Her areas of expertise include older adults, thanatology, healthcare equity, and trauma. She is deeply passionate about the well-being of bereaved persons and growing providers’ skills.

REGISTRATION FEE:     Member $159          Non-member $229

There are no cancellations or refunds.

CLICK HERE to register.