Being with dying: an introduction to contemplative end-of-life care

Sep 30,2009

Ours is a society that has difficulty confronting death, yet death is the inevitable outcome of birth. Our fear and discomfort impact how we as caregivers interact with those who are near the end of life.

This course will allow exploration of our attitudes toward death and dying, and will help caregivers from all disciplines develop increased comfort in the presence of those who are dying.

The conference well be lead by Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, a world-recognized Buddhist teacher who has devoted her career to work with the dying.

She is the founder and abbott of the Upaya Institute in Santa Fe, NM, and creator of a week-long course for medical professionals called Being with Dying.

This one-day program will highlight portions of the longer course.

Being with Dying is sponsored through the Samaritan Albany General Hospital Palliative Care Service and supported by the Albany General Hospital Foundation.

Monday, November 23, 2009
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Phoenix Inn Suites, 3410 Spicer Rd. SE Albany, OR
Cost: $20

For more information, please contact: Shirley Richey (541) 812-4141 or at shirleyr@samhealth.org.