The We Are the Medicine program helps future health professionals learn to care for others
We are all healers, to ourselves, each other and the world around us. Whether you are on the path of becoming a health professional, or have been in practice for a long time, “We Are the Medicine” a half day interprofessional workshop sponsored by the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health will provide a focused experience on the essential aspects of supporting patients, especially near the end of life. The event, which will be held Thursday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Cleveland State University Student Center Ballroom at 2121 Euclid Avenue, will help future health professionals view healing from a holistic perspective that draws from the ancient traditions while respecting contemporary science.
This interactive, interprofessional program will allow participants to:
- Reflect on behaviors that respect the total person, including deep listening with self and others,
- Explore the universal concepts of suffering and spiritual pain,
- Increase their appreciation of the difficult task of having end-of-life discussions with patients and families via an interactive session with interprofessional colleagues,
- Review the physical changes that occur during the dying process as well as strategies for symptom management.
The session will be facilitated by Dr. Kevin Dieter, medical director of the Hospice of the Western Reserve and clinical associate professor of family medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University; Dr. Cyndi Hovland, assistant professor of social work at Cleveland State; Dr. M. Murray Mayo, assistant professor of nursing at Ursuline College and Lizzy Miles, hospice social worker and facilitator of the Death Cafe Concept.
While there is no cost to CSU and NEOMED students and faculty, an RSVP is required to attend. To learn more about the continuing education credits available for this event or to register, visit http://www.csuohio.edu/nursing/continuing-education/we-are-medicine.