A Chinese Farewell
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About the End of Life Equity Webinar Series
Our country is in the midst of a careful interrogation of the way personal biases and systemic injustices cause harm to minoritized and marginalized communities. There are numerous disparities in end-of-life care evident in both patient preparedness prior to death and their experience of dying. At the end of life, when individuals are often at their most vulnerable, discrimination and injustice can take several forms including poor pain management, inadequate communication between healthcare providers and families, and medical interventions without true informed consent. This has immense ramifications for marginalized communities, leading to exacerbated suffering during one of life’s most important, intimate, and universal moments.
We believe change will happen when we confront these inequities by committing to, and investing in, the resources, care, and strategies required to address them. This end of life equity webinar series will offer insight into the needs and experiences of a variety of New York communities, and strategies to advocate and support these communities in planning for and navigating the end of life. All are welcome to attend, and end-of-life professionals are encouraged to register.
In this webinar, we will explore data, research, and observed findings that highlight the struggles and barriers faced by Chinese-speaking immigrants receiving end-of-life care. We will review some real-world cases to better understand the experience, scope, and role of hospice services. We will also discuss successful programs including Heart-to-Heart Café workshops, involvement of Chinese speaking volunteers, and other resources to help the community discuss and receive compassionate end of life care.
- Review hospice care and its scope, eligibility criteria, and how to obtain these services
- Discuss guiding principles in shaping the lens of cultural sensitivity and humility to support Chinese-speaking individuals facing the end of life
- Explore tools, resources, and tips to address discomfort with, and reluctance to, talking about the taboo topics of death and dying
Continuing education credits for licensed New York social workers are available at no cost for this webinar through support from ELDR. End of Life Choices New York, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#SW-0464). Attending the webinar counts as 1.5 contact hours.
The webinar series will also be of value to other professionals, and certificates of completion will be available for any attendee who needs, or would benefit from, this documentation.
Carrie Chan, Cultural Sensitivity Liaison at MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Webinar Series Supporter
This webinar series is made possible through a grant from the Foley Hoag Foundation. The Foley Hoag Foundation's mission is to support programs addressing inequality in its various forms, including racial, ethnic, gender, and wealth disparities. Learn more here.
Continuing Education Supporter
Continuing education credits for licensed New York social workers are available at no cost for this webinar through support from ELDR. ELDR is on a mission to empower and equip people to conclude life smoothly and be remembered well. When you plan in advance of a health crisis, challenging events go more smoothly later, and your life becomes powerfully informed by the reality of its impermanence now. You invest care and intention in yourself and those you love for generations to come. ELDRs help you feel the peace and confidence that come from completing your comprehensive plan. Learn more here.