EAPA Lone Star

“Hospice – Myths, Realities, Wishes”

  • 17 May 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Stacy Furniture and Design (Community Room on Third Floor) 1900 S. MAIN ST. GRAPEVINE, TX 76051


  • First time attendees are no charge.

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Professional Development Guest Speaker


Valerie Sanchez, LCSW, CT

Topic: “Hospice – Myths, Realities, Wishes” 

Many of us are reluctant to discuss end of life concerns. As EAP’s we often see the impact this has on families as well as the workplace. This has been called a “taboo” subject. This is one subject; however, we will all face.

This program will help enlighten us on dealing with this important life issue both personally and professionally.

Learning Objectives:

·         Develop an understanding of Hospice care

·         Review your beliefs regarding quality of life

·         Discuss myths of hospice

·         Learn how to begin the conversation of making decisions for care and wishes at the end of life.


About the Speaker

Valerie Sanchez has worked in the field of medical social work since her internship at University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Over the course of 17 years, she worked in adult medical surgical areas including, the Emergency Department, Rehabilitation, Inpatient Psychiatry and Outpatient Psychiatry. With a move to Dallas in 1994, she began working in hospice, first as a field Social Worker and then a Bereavement Coordinator.  In 2009, she identified a need in the community for a children’s grief support group and developed the Faith Hospice Child and Family Bereavement Program.  Generous community and donor support paved the way for the creation of Camp Faith, a day camp that provides grief support for children and their families and Faith Kids, a monthly grief support group.   Currently she is the Clinical Supervisor for the Social Work Staff and oversees the Bereavement, Volunteer and Integrated Therapies departments for Faith Presbyterian Hospice. Over the past 23 years she has provided intern supervision as a Social Work field instructor for several area universities. She develops grief workshops and support groups as well as provide individual family and children grief counseling. In 2008, she completed the requirements for Certification in Thanatology through the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).

CEU’s will be provided by RightStep.

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