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Good Mourning Upcoming Events

Nationally, there are excellent educational webinars and resources from the Association of Death Education and Counseling and the Hospice Foundation of America. In Arkansas, Alliance for Grief and Loss brown-bag education continues in 2013 and the 2013 spring dates are set for Good Mourning Grief Support Groups.


Alliance for Grief and Loss

All meetings have a program related to grief and loss and are brown-bag lunch meetings in the East Campus Building at Arkansas Children's Hospital, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the last Monday of the month (unless otherwise noted). There is no meeting in December, and the first meeting for 2013 will be Monday, January 28-program to be set. Please email for more information or to be added to the email mailing list for the Alliance for Grief and Loss. All are welcome.

Good Mourning Grief Support Groups

Good Mourning Grief Support Groups are for any child or teen, ages pre-K through high school, who has experienced a death of a family member or friend. There are also support groups available for the adults in the family. There is no charge for the program, but a completed application is required for each child or teen. For spring 2013, the Parent Orientation will be Tuesday, March 12, at 6:00 p.m., and all groups begin Tuesday, March 26, at 6:00 p.m. For an application or more information, go to or call 501-364-7000.


Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) Webinars

Hospices and the Holidays - When You're Supposed To Be Happy, But You're Not
Kim Mooney, BA, CT
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Noon - 1:30 p.m. CDT

Webinars are held from noon to 1:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time. Check your time zone and avoid registering for a Webinar that is incompatible with your local schedule. ADEC is not responsible for miscalculations relating to the call time in your area.

Hospice Foundation of America

Artificial Nutrition and Hydration at the End of Life
(Available through April 3, 2013)

Note: PalCare and Clinical Ethics at Arkansas Children's Hospital will be offering this program at Arkansas Children's Hospital in the spring of 2013-date and time to be set.

Program Information:
Artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) can be a contentious issue in hospice, palliative care, and long-term care. This medical treatment has been identified as one of the most common ethical dilemmas to arise in end-of-life care. After all, food and water are basic human needs that symbolize caring and nurturing. The possibility of withholding food and water seems cruel to families and may appear to hasten death. Not only families, but also clinical staff and volunteers, may have ethical concerns over not providing ANH to patients approaching the end of life.

This educational program explores medical, legal, ethical issues, and communication barriers that surround ANH. It will emphasize the need for end-of-life provider organizations to have clear and transparent policies on ANH and to offer training to staff and education for families to minimize family misunderstanding and discord as well as moral distress and anguish of staff.

Registration Options/Fees

  • DVD Registration: $200.00
  • Multiple (only up to 5) Sites + 40 CEs: $650.00
  • Networking Package: $895.00
  • CE Packages: 10 CEs - $190, 25 CEs - $425, 50 CEs - $800, 100 CEs - $1,500

Method of Presentation:
HFA's Fall 2012 New Perspectives program will be available via DVD only. This will allow sites the flexibility to show the program on a day/time that is convenient to them.

Artificial Nutrition and Hydration at the End of Life will run approximately 2 hours in length, with an optional break about half-way through the program. The DVD became available October 3, 2012.

Two (2) hours of CE credits are available to professionals; until April 3, 2013.

Register | Register via mail/fax

HFA Webinar with Ken Doka

"Death of a Spouse or Partner: Current Research, New Strategies." Live on December 18, 2012 from Noon-1:30pm (ET).
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