BRIDGING THE DIVIDE:
2023 End-of-Life Virtual Conference Series
For more than two decades we have been providing end-of-life education in southern Arizona. Over the last three years, thousands of people from across the nation and around the globe have participated in our virtual education series.
This year we invite you to join us as we traverse the mortality terrain through our supportive and challenging discussions, films, presentations, and games. All are welcome to this free series of events.
All sessions are free of charge. Join us now!
Restoring Our Humanity with End-of-Life Decision Making (Part One of Two Part Series) September 21, 2023 | 6-7:30pm (MST)
End-of-life decision-making may have complex physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial impacts for the individual and the caregiver. Each person’s situation is unique given their values, needs, fears, and hopes for what they want at the end of their life. This session goes beyond advance directives and what is traditionally known as advance care planning. We’ll discuss some of the communication barriers and focus on specific strategies that we can use to embrace authentic person-centered care firmly grounded in the informed choice that reflects the individual’s goals and wishes.
Tani Bahti, RN, CT, CHPN
Tani Bahti, RN, CT, CHPN, a nurse for over 47 years, has spent most of her nursing career focusing on improving end-of-life care. Recognizing how fear, misinformation and lack of information can negatively impact decision-making and the dying experience, she wrote and produced the award-winning video “Living Through Dying – The Struggle for Grace,” is the author of Dying to Know – Straight Talk About Death & Dying and the producer of the “Straight Talk Series on End of Life Issues.” A frequent speaker for professional and lay groups, Tani promoted clinical training programs for medical and nursing schools and hospice volunteers. She continues to provide presentations and workshops to improve end-of-life education, thereby improving end-of-life care.
Paige Hector, LMSW
Paige Hector, LMSW, is a speaker, author, and educator with over 25 years’ experience in post-acute and long-term care settings. She specializes in diverse topics for the interdisciplinary team, trauma informed care, Nonviolent Communication, sustainable process improvement, and advance care planning. She excels at transforming complex issues and content into concepts and strategies that staff can use immediately in any setting. Paige writes extensively on topics relevant to nursing homes including multiple chapters of Managing the Long-Term Care Facility, 2nd Edition due for publication in 2023. She is the Associate Editor and a regular columnist for Caring for the Ages, the publication for AMDA, The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. She is actively involved in the AMDA Online Education Subcommittee; the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workgroup; and the Behavioral Health Advisory Council, as well as national work groups to improve trauma-informed care. In 2018, she was named the Gerontologist of the Year for the Arizona Geriatrics Society.