Speakers and Ongoing Education

"A wonderful program. I've heard hospice presentations before, but this was more detailed and more relevant! Thank you!"

HoriSun Hospice is pleased to offer inservice and educational resources about end-of-life care. If your business, place of worship or community organization is interested in a speaker, we are happy to assist. Below are examples of presentations HoriSun Hospice regularly provides, or we will design a presentation specifically for your group. Our Medical Director, Dr. Bleicher, or a member of our nursing or community relations staff are all available to provide education.

HoriSun Hospice In-Service Topics

  • Hospice Philosophy
    • Basics of hospice
    • History of hospice
    • Roles of hospice team
    • Difference between hospice and palliative care
  • Pain and Symptom Management
    • Definition of pain
    • Definition of symptoms at end of life
    • How pain and symptoms are managed
  • Nutrition and Hydration at End of Life
    • Needs of person at end of life for food and water
    • Does this hasten or prolong the dying process
    • Concern for family/staff
  • Death and Dying
    • Process of dying both physically and mentally
    • Signs and symptoms of impending death
    • Family and staff roles at time of death
  • Advance Directives
    • What are they
    • How do they get implemented
    • Who does the work to set them up
  • Ethical Issues
    • What is legally needed for the dying person
    • What is ethically right and wrong for the family and staff
    • What are the repercussions when dealing with ethics
  • Grief and Bereavement
    • Needs for the family after the death of a loved one
    • Needs for the staff after the death of a resident
    • Where can people turn for help through this process
  • Non-Cancer Diagnoses
    • Discuss the diseases as recognized by Medicare for admission
    • Help people recognize and identify changes with these diseases
    • How hospice can help with all life limiting diseases
    • Discuss the diseases as recognized by Medicare for admission

To schedule a presentation for your group, you may call 402-484-6444 or fill out the form below. A HoriSun representative will get ahold of you as soon as possible to discuss your request.