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Peaceful Dying: Understanding the Special Communication of the Dying

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June 15, 2005
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As professionals
interested in improving the
end-of-life experience for
patients and families, we invite you
to participate in the third continuing
education offering of the
Upstate S. C. End of Life
Educational Collaborative. In
fostering a seamless transition
across care settings in our Upstate
communities, we are committed to
bringing a series of six conferences
over the next two years for
your enjoyment and knowledge
These offerings have been created
as a forum for multi-institutional
communication and knowledge
building that motivates and assists
participants ?to think globally and
act locally?. Through the use of
information and distance
technology we hope to connect
participants over the life of the
project, build communities of
practice, develop a common vision
and goal, motivate sharing of needs
and ?best practices,? and develop
projects of mutual benefit that
result in improved outcomes for
patients and their caregivers.

Maggie Callanan, RN, CRNH, has been a hospice nurse since 1980. In
that capacity she has studied, taught and written about the unique and
symbolic communication of the dying, which is often labeled as ?confused
language? and consequently ignored by professional and family
She is the co-author of the book Final Gifts: Understanding the Special
Awareness Needs and Communication of the Dying. She has spoken
nationally and internationally on this subject and other issues relating to
the care of the dying. She was the first coordinator and contributing
author of the ?Dealing with Death? column in the American Journal of
She was a board member of the International Association of Near Death
Studies(IANDS) and was formerly the facilitator of the IANDS National
Capital Area Chapter support group for Near Death Experiencers.
In 1995, she was named the Hospice Clinician of the Year and received
the National Hospice Organizations Heart of Hospice award.

CEU's approved for nurses, LTC administrators, and others by Upstate AHEC.


$50 registration fee includes speakers's book, "Final Gifts." materials, continuing education credit, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Please call The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care 919.677.4127 or email

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