The University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Social Work will host a free one-day conference on end-of-life topics Friday, Oct. 6.
The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Donaghey Student Center Ledbetter Hall. Social workers can earn six continuing education credits by attending the conference.
The conference is recommended for social workers, nurses, counselors, students, and others involved in the healthcare fields. It will cover such topics as resources for social workers, legal issues, caregiving, grief, and meditation.
The speakers and their sessions include:
· Jennifer O’Brien, author of “The Hospice Doctor’s Widow,” Details and Resources Every Social Worker Needs to Know
· Gayle Corley of Corley Law Firm, Legal Issues Surrounding Death
· Jacqueline Burse, assistant professor of social work at UA Little Rock, Integrating Faith into Grief and Loss: A Panel Discussion
· Jamie Boshears, bereavement specialist with AR Hospice, Grief: Giving Sorrow Words
· Carrie Calhoon of Carrie Calhoon Counseling and Consulting, Self Care in the Midst of Grief
· Catherine Crisp, associate professor of social work at UA Little Rock, welcome and closing meditation sessions