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Hospice-Based Massage

Use Code FLOWERS to SAVE 20% on CE - Ends 5/20!

10 CE Hours - E1038
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Hospice-Based Massage

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Materials

  • Manual - 82 pages
  • 2 Videos - 130 minutes total
  • 2 Audio Presentations - 88 minutes total
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion

Description

As more people reach beyond conventional medicine for healing, massage and bodywork practitioners are being invited to aid and comfort dying persons and those who care for them. In this profoundly intimate course, internationally acclaimed practitioner Irene Smith shares openly about the multidimensional challenges and personal healing nature of this work. The manual, 2 audio presentations and 2 videos in this course clearly present Irene's practical and philosophical framework developed from over 25 years' experience.

In this course, you will learn:

  • important self-care elements for the touch practitioner in hospice care
  • elements needed for ill or dying clients to receive a safe, comforting touch experience in hospice care
  • the importance of confidentiality and building trust in hospice care relationships
  • the emotional challenges of working with the dying and the recommended methods of self-care for the practitioner

This course is for any massage therapist or bodyworker who is considering working with dying persons. It will inspire you to learn new hands-on skills.

Course Objectives

  1. Identify the most important self-care elements for the touch practitioner in hospice care.
  2. Describe the most important elements for ill or dying clients to receive a safe, comforting touch experience in hospice care.
  3.  Describe the importance of confidentiality and building trust in hospice care relationships.
  4. List and explain the emotional challenges of working with the dying and the recommended methods of self-care for the practitioner.

Course Reviews

Dale Undercofler, LMT, BCTMB

3/19/2022

Janelle Osborne, LMT

2/13/2022

Jordan Norton, LMT

2/13/2022

Kristin Ricciardi, LMT

2/11/2022

Barbara Medlock, LMT

2/4/2022

I found the course very useful. I am of an age where many people around me are in the dying process. It was interesting to see the process through Irene's eyes as it has been my privilege to be with family members through their process. What an honor and peaceful way to see the wonders of the process. This course, in my opinion would be something for those who have terminal, or aged people to care for. Taking it, I feel may help them to understand and experience the loss of a loved one in death differently. Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

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Instructors

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.

As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.

Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.

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