By Holly Silvestri
LAS VEGAS – Nathan Adelson Hospice, Southern Nevada’s largest non-profit hospice, today announced that compelling keynote speaker, David Feldman, Ph.D., will present the Symposium: “Exploring Behavioral Health Before and At End-Of-Life Care” at the 14th Annual Multicultural Luncheon & Conference on Feb. 23, 2018 at the Renaissance Hotel in Las Vegas. Registration is at 9am with the conference scheduled from 9:30 to 11 a.m., with Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) being offered at this time. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Especially timely for our community, is that Dr. Feldman will address the ways in which people personally grow in the wake of trauma and loss. He will touch on the research that shows how people tend to deepen in their spirituality, discover or deepen relationships, and find important sources of personal strength during post-traumatic growth. He will also present on stories of survivors and practical strategies for nurturing post-traumatic growth. Dr. Feldman recently completed two decades of research on post-traumatic growth and published his findings in his book, “Super survivors.”
Dr. Feldman’s presentation will offer the following objectives:
- Learn about the possibilities of resilience and growth in the aftermath of trauma, loss, illness, and adversity.
- Understand the research that supports posttraumatic growth.
- Develop a better understanding of the conditions that support growth after trauma and loss.
“Our annual symposium educates a broad spectrum of community members about ways to positively impact the end-of-life journey and assist family members with the bereavement process,” said Carole Fisher, president and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice.
The Multicultural Luncheon unites people from various cultures and faiths. It consistently relays important information and tools for industry professionals and the community regarding healthcare trends and end-of-life care. Tickets are $35 per person for the morning session, $75 for the luncheon only, and $120 for the full-day conference. Sponsorships are also available. For tickets to the luncheon or more information, call Stephanie Forbes at Nathan Adelson Hospice at 702-938-3910 or visit www.nah.org.
About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for 40 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative care patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care. The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence for comprehensive end of life care. Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.
The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit www.nah.org.