Public speaker about end-of-life
I can present end-of-life presentations to any size group. I hate the traditional power point presentations where the speaker reads what s on the slide, and I don't think it is fair to force all members to participate. I take a voluntarily interactive approach with compassion and humor to engage the group to consider the topic being discussed. Currently, I have several topics available.
- "The Current State of End-Of-Life in America" Why is it important now and what is being done on a national, state and local level. I share what these trends may mean for the future care. This isn't just about legislature, it also looks at the cultural, generational and social trends and what motivates different groups to be involved. Although this is focused on Indianapolis, it can be adapted.
- "End-Of-Life Conversations: It's so important!" This topic explores why preplanning is important. I share how preplanning is good for the individual, their family, the community and even businesses and the government. I stress that preplanning isn't about encouraging people to stop their care. There is a misconception that people are encouraged not to chose options that are costly. Actually, preplanning is completely about informed choices. I encourage people to understand that the end of life is all of life. It is the summary of who we are and our personal beliefs and attitudes should be reflective in our choices.
- "Caregivers and the Recipient, It's a Balancing Act" One of the essential components missing is the recognition that caregivers do an amazing job with little to no support. I encourage caregivers and their loved ones to see how they can work together to have the relationship as balanced as possible. This does require the recipients to be as giving as they can be with their caregiver and reminds both that communication is important. I invite participants to share their stores for an event that may be joyful or tearful, but everyone will walk away with ideas on how they can work as a team and know that they are not alone with their struggles and successes.
More topics to come soon....
Training & Qualifications
I have a BA in Psychology, I am an end-of-life coach/consultant and can train others to do the same. I am a hospice volunteer and am an Advance Care Planning Facilitator. I, like many people, have personal experience with a loved one dying and I feel that makes us all personal experts!
Availability & Preferences
I'm pretty flexible and available by appointment.