Dale G. Larson, Ph.D. - National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization Keynote Speaker
"2017 NHPCO's Interdisciplinary Conference"
Dale G. Larson, Ph.D. Professor, Counseling Psychology
"Secrets at the End of Life"
Working with people facing illness and grief ushers us into a world of secrets. Clinical experience and empirical evidence now reveal how secrets can undermine both the outcomes of hospice and palliative care and the well-being of the health professionals delivering it. Larson will provide a framework for understanding the phenomena and dynamics of concealment and disclosure. Drawing upon recent work in the areas of self-concealment and health, patient and helper secrets, social constraints, the writing cure and end-of-life conversations, Larson will offer guidelines for overcoming these barriers to quality care and professional well-being.
The Conference was focused on Care, Compliance and Quality, three of the most important aspects for hospice providers today, experience a unique blend of keynotes, concurrent sessions, preconference learning and networking opportunities all grounded in the philosophy of the interdisciplinary organization.
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