IHCA Annual Convention and Expo


The Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA) is having it’s 67th Annual Convention & Expo from September 11 to 14 in Peoria, IL! On Thursday, September 14, Transitions Hospice Executive Director Sara Dado, LCSW, will conduct a talk on “Did You Just Say the “H” Word? Overcoming Barriers in End of Life Care” from 8 to 9:30 am.

About the Talk:

The word “hospice” can be scary and intimidating to families, patients, and health care workers. How do we, as health care providers, respond when families ask us not to use the word “hospice” in discussion surrounding our plan care? This session will address common objections to hospice care and provide practical techniques to overcome these obstacles. Focus will be given to the historical background of hospice care as well as cultural and spiritual beliefs surrounding end-of-life care. Strategies on how interdisciplinary teams can improve these conversations will be provided and an interactive review of ethical case studies related to this topic will also be discussed.