Date: May 23, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm
Topic: Providence Hospice
What is Hospice and How Can it Help? Please join us for an overview of Hospice care and services, as well as what one can expect from the hospice benefit.
Speakers: Jessica Fishman MSW, LCSW and Nathan Buck of Providence Hospice
Jessica Fishman MSW, LCSW is social worker with over 20 years of experience in child and family mental health and hospice and has spent fourteen of those years with Providence Hospice. She has a passion for decreasing stigma in talking about grief and death, and a commitment to deepening compassion and excellence in care for the dying and bereaved. Jessica is currently the Senior Hospice Manager of Social Work, Bereavement and Community Services for Providence Hospice, and is also the parent of a vivacious 3 year old who keeps her literally running and laughing every day.
Nathan Buck has been with Providence Hospice as the Volunteer Program Supervisor since May 2019. His seventeen years in volunteer management have included working with people with HIV/AIDS, seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and children in need of literacy support. Nathan kicked off his post college career as a special education assistant and then a job coach for adults with disabilities; these two opportunities sent him down the path toward volunteer management. With a BA in English & Film and an MFA in Creative Writing, Nathan lives a “secret double agent” life as a fiction writer; he’s drawn to people’s stories – in life and on the page. Matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion are close to Nathan’s heart. He facilitates staff in-services on LGBTQ+ equity, with a focus on health disparities, the importance of pronouns, and leading with compassion over comprehension.
Important information about CEU Credits: Oregon Health Authority no longer pre-approves CEU’s. Go to https://bit.ly/2to0nwB to determine if this presentation will count towards annual CEU requirement for Nursing and Residential Care administrators.