Is That Really True? Taking a Second Look at Long-Held Hospice Myths & Inconsistencies

Critical thinking is the art and science of continually asking the question, "Is that really true?"  In end-of-life care, it is not uncommon to want to help people who are suffering find answers to questions that really have no answers.  In doing so, "hospice urban myths" have been created and passed along so many times that they then begin to seem as if they are actually true... or truth based.  This webinar will address many of these myths, evaluating their truthfulness, and explore better ways to support people when life events feel unfair or hopeless.

Recorded Thursday, May 26, 2016


  • Common hospice myths such as:  "He waited for you to leave the room to die to spare you the pain."  "Hearing is the last sense to go."  "There is no wrong way to grieve."
  • Define "the righting reflex" and what drives the desire to fix the unfixable
  • Ways to find balance between being supportive and accurate in the message delivered
  • Potential consequences of delivering messages that are inaccurate or potentially misleading
  • What it means to have an "evidence-based practice" grounded in rigorous/critical thinking
    • Handout with additional lecture notes
    • Extensive list of resources about key topics
    • Assessment tool to use with individuals, teams, and organizations
    • A guide for using and teaching critical thinking
    • Discussion guide for incorporating team involvement in learning more about this topic


This informative session is designed for all members of the organization and patient-care teams. 

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