Facing Your Fears: A Glimpse into the Awesome Mystery of Dying
Judith Dekle,Mindy Rickard,Lisa Beth Paradise
Monday, January 14th 2019
1 hours 50 minutes
The 40th Anniversary of the Professional Development Institute at Colorado State University inspires us to think about other milestones that should be celebrated. One of those is a milestone that we all experience - and that is the process of dying. This session will provide participants the opportunity to think about their own death and that of those they love, those they work with, and the students they teach and support. Whether facing their own death or knowing how to support someone else with the experience of death or the loss of a loved one, it is a relief to be prepared with the knowledge of the dying process.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will provide information about the natural changes that may accompany dying, gently describe physical changes, and suggest how best to provide comfort. Participants will be encouraged to think and talk about the natural process of dying.
The target audience for this presentation is faculty, staff, and students at CSU. Everyone will experience their own death and in the meantime will be involved in the death experienced by those they love and care about, those they know intimately, and those that they know only casually. No matter the nature of that relationship, it is comforting to know that we are prepared.