Mindfulness for End-of-Life Care

Live Interactive Webinar  
Instructor: Lisa Zeitz, L.M.S.W.  
Level: Intermediate  
CEs: 1.5 
Target Audience: Social workers and other social service providers working in palliative care.
Course Delivery Method, Format and Instructor Interaction: Live interactive webinar with discussion. Instructor will use lecture, experiential exercises, large group discussions. Attendees are visible to one another in Zoom meeting and are encouraged to be active participants with their camera and/or microphone in order take part in discussion. Login information will be emailed to all program participants in advance of the start of the program.
System Requirements: Attendees will need access to a computer with working camera and microphone. All courses are offered using Zoom conferencing software.

This class is a dance between theory and practice. This session will explore theory on the use of mindfulness with patients, clients and caretakers in end of life care. We will particularly discuss MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), an accessible form of mindfulness practice that uses the breath and our bodies and is accessible to anyone, no matter age or physical capacity. After exploration of the science behind this work, we will participate in short periods of practice. Finally, we will explore include the benefits and applications of a mindfulness practice for patients and staff in this difficult and exhausting work.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the foundations of a mindfulness practice
  2. Demonstrate a session of mindfulness meditation
  3. Identify the ways in which mindfulness can be used with our clients, patients, caregivers and colleagues in a variety of settings

Outline:

  • Noon - 12:15 p.m. ET: Theoretical underpinnings of a mindfulness practice
    • mindfulness and pain in end of life and in grief
    • how to use a mindfulness practice for physical and spiritual pain and suffering
  • 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. ET: A practice, experiencing mindfulness
    • sitting meditation, using a variety of prompts, guided 
    • responses and processing
  • 12:45 - 1:00 p.m. ET: Use of a mindfulness practice in combatting compassion fatigue and burnout
  • 1:00 - 1:15 p.m. ET: Use of a mindfulness practice in a work setting with colleagues and clients                                        
  • 1:15 - 1:30 p.m. ET: Debrief and questions 
Lisa Zeitz is wearing a black top and smiling at the camera.

Lisa Zeitz, L.M.S.W.

Professional Education Instructor
Lisa Zeitz, L.M.S.W., began her career at NYU Medical Center in pediatric oncology. There she established new programs to support critically ill children and…
Completion Requirements for Live Interactive Webinars

Live, interactive webinars are synchronous, virtual courses held in a Zoom meeting. To receive a CE certificate, you must attend the entirety of the webinar. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the training. Participant attendance is tracked through Zoom. To earn CE credit, participants must also complete an evaluation. A link to the online evaluation will be emailed to participants within 24 hours of the conclusion of the course. It is attendee’s responsibility to contact their state licensing board/certification boards to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements. Receiving CEs is contingent on attendance and completion of the evaluation.

How Will a CE Certificate Be Awarded?
Upon completing the webinar evaluation, participants will be emailed their online certificate​ within 30 days of webinar completion​. ​Participants should save and/or print ​the certificate upon receipt for ​their records.