HopeWest is hosting a nationally presented professional educational opportunity for area health care workers to improve their ability to assist patients, families and close friends coping with the serious illness or life threatening condition of a loved one.

The 23rd Annual Hospice Foundation of America educational teleconference is focused on Managing Conflict and Finding Meaning – Supporting Families at Life’s End will be held at the HopeWest Hospice Care Center at 3090 N. 12th Street in Grand Junction on Thursday, January 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The program focuses exclusively on addressing methods, strategies and practices that can be used to provide support to seriously ill patients, their families and close friends as they cope with end-of-life. Particular emphasis will be placed on how to manage sources of conflict that often emerge at this time.

This educational program combines presentations by experts with video, discussion and additional complimentary learning materials. It explores the ways healthcare workers, educators, social workers, counselors, clergy, funeral directors, and other professionals can assist patients, families and close friends at the end-of-life.

The program is two hours, with an additional 30 minute post-program discussion required for CE credits. It is a free program and refreshments will be provided. An optional book to accompany the program will be available for $20 at the event.

Registration is required. To register, please visit HopeWestCO.org/education-resources. For more information please call 683-4927.