AgeWISE Geriatric Education Seminar (AGES): Best Practices in Geropalliative Care – May 2015

  • Date: May 5, 2015
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:15 pm
  • Location: Women’s Medical Office Building, Bernard & Abbott Rooms, 717 N. 190th Street Plaza, Omaha, NE 68022

Target Audience

Target Audience

All nursing staff (RNs, CNAs, Techs), social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other interdisciplinary healthcare professionals involved in the care of older adults. We encourage AgeWISE nurses to attend for AgeWISE sustainability.    



Value: $120.
Cost: $36 with promo code 70PD

Methodist and Jennie Ed employees please use the 2015 health system promo code for a 100% discount. 

Course Description

Course Description 

Purpose Statement: This program is designed to provide an interprofessional forum for staff to engage in learning and implementing best practices in geropalliative care; to improve patient outcomes through sustaining and spreading AgeWISE principles; and to provide ongoing support to AgeWISE RNs and AgeWISE sustainability.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the largest different refugee groups living in Omaha.
  • Recognize the health risks specific to refugee populations.
  • Identify cultural differences in order to increase effective communication with refugees.
  • Differentiate between a DNR order, an advance directive and Physician's Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST).
  • Discuss the power of storytelling and grief as well as become aware of the newest resources in bereavement education.



08:30 – 09:00 am Registration
09:00 – 10:00 am Understanding Refugees and Their Health Risks
  Pamela Franks, RN, BSN
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:45 am POLST and Starting the Conversation
Helen Stanton Chapple, PhD, RN, MA, MSN, CT
11:45 – 12:15 pm Swallowed by A Snake - Everyone Grieves
  Joy Johnson, BA & Janet Roberts, BA

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Pamela Franks, BSN, RN: Registered Nurse who works closely with the aging refugee population in Omaha. 

Helen Chapple, PhD, RN, MA, MSN, CT: Assistant Professor at Creighton University teaching both nursing and ethics courses. She is working with a state-wide group called "It's All About the Conversation"  to improve end of life care for persons in Nebraska. 

Joy Johnson, BA: Retired founder of Centering Corporation and Ted. E. Bear Hollow with extensive experience in grief and beareavement. 

Janet Roberts, BA: Executive Director of Centering Corporation with over 25 years working with grief and bereavement resources.


Credit Information

In order to obtain contact hours or CEUs for a continuing education event, participants are required to attend the entire event and return a completed evaluation.

Nebraska Methodist College Center for Professional and Continuing Education awards educational credit to the disciplines listed below. Each professional is accountable to understand their accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.

Nurses: 3.0 contact hours awarded.  Code #NE13-16C07. Nebraska Methodist College Center for Professional and Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Nebraska Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  

Social Work: This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 3.0 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa Social Workers. 

Physical Therapy And Physical Therapist Assistants: This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 3.0 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. 

Occupational Therapy and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants: This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 3.0 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants. 

Education Credit: 3.0 Education hours.  Nebraska Methodist College Center for Professional and Continuing Education assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering.  Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline.

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