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Hank Dunn, M. Div. has been ministering to patients at the end of their lives and their families since 1983. He has served as a chaplain at a nursing home, a hospice, and currently volunteers at a hospital. His book, titled Hard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Care, and the Patient with a Life-Threatening Illness is now in its Fifth Edition, with over three million copies sold, and is being used in more than 5,000 hospitals, nursing homes, faith communities and hospice programs nationwide.
Karla A. Hall, BSW, BSN, RN, CCM is Program Coordinator for the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Palliative Care Program. In her role on the multidisciplinary palliative care team she works with physicians, social workers and chaplains to support the care needs of seriously ill patients and their families, including patients with advanced dementia. She also works with community-based agencies and providers to promote effective care coordination across the continuum of care and to improve transitions of care.
Vicki Schmall, Ph.D. is the Executive Director and Gerontology Specialist with Aging Concerns in West Linn, OR. She is also Professor Emeritus of Oregon State University, where she worked for nearly 25 years, serving as the Director of the OSU Program on Gerontology and as Gerontology Specialist in the OSU Extension Service. She is the lead author of the book, The Caregiver Helpbook: Powerful Tools for Caregiving, and developed the 6 week educational program for family caregivers, Powerful Tools for Caregiving, which is currently in 39 states.
A special thank you to Mount Baker Rotary for underwriting this conference!
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