Greensboro College to Hold Panel Discussion on Death and Dying April 18
GREENSBORO, N.C. — As part of a psychology class on death and dying, Greensboro College will hold a panel discussion featuring speakers from Greensboro-based Hospice of the Piedmont at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in Room 206 of the Cowan Humanities Building on campus.
The event is free and open to the public.
The discussion, “Caring for the Dying: The Hospice Continuum,” will examine how an interdisciplinary hospice team, including the physician, nurse, social worker, chaplain, volunteer coordinator, and bereavement counselor, carries out its role in caring for the dying.
The panel also will discuss goals and myths associated with hospice care, the importance of the individual disciplines who care for the patient and the family, and the impact that approach has on a more person-centered, dignified death for those served by Hospice.
Panel members will include:
- Dr. Genevieve Wroblewski, a palliative-care physician and medical director of Hospice since 2013.
- Patricia P. Cooper, a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse and team leader and facilities liaison for Hospice in High Point.
- Chris Ehrlich, a full-time chaplain for Hospice since 2013.
- Leslie Groves, a social worker and Family Care Services Team Leader at Hospice for the past five years.
- Chacy SanFilippo, a bereavement counselor and Bereavement Coordinator for Hospice in High Point.
- Natalie Rubley, volunteer coordinator for Hospice since 2015.
The class is taught by Lisa Gunther, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology.
Hospice of the Piedmont is a not-for-profit provider of palliative (comfort) care and support services for patients, their families and caregivers, mainly in the home, but also in nursing facilities, hospitals, and its own 18-bed Hospice Home at High Point.
Hospice patients ranging in age from infants to the elderly who are facing a life-limiting illness are given specialized medical, emotional, and spiritual care through Hospice’s programs. In addition, the agency provides grief support to families and others in the community who have experienced a loss.
Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.
Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features an 18-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.