Palliative and end of life care are still emerging fields within healthcare. While many healthcare providers are still not well trained in these areas, or are uncomfortable discussing the end of life, most people across countries, cultures and religions would prefer, at the end of life, to be cared for, and to die at home. Because the disconnect between a patient’s wishes and the healthcare provider’s knowledge or comfort are such a significant issue, educators and advocates are needed by healthcare providers and by patients, their families and communities.
For people who have historically had difficulty accessing the healthcare system, having their palliative or end of life needs met successfully can be even more difficult than for the average patient.
Combining her training and experience as a registered nurse and as an Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) certified multifaith healthcare chaplain, with over 15 years’ experience in palliative and end of life care, D’vorah is a recognized trainer of healthcare providers; advocate for patients, families and communities; and designer of programs for healthcare institutions. D’vorah can also collaborate with colleagues from many different disciplines, as needed, to provide the most effective service to a healthcare institution, professional training class or program, community, pastoral care providers and families.
When meeting with D’vorah to discuss how The D’vorah Rose Group can be of service, it will be helpful if you can provide the following information:
How you would like to engage The Group
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Selected Lectures & Publications: Palliative/End of Life Care
Sitting with People at the Grey Spaces: Spiritual Care with People at the End of Life Who Have Memory Loss, in On Age and Aging in Judaism. Berlin, Germany: Hentrich & Hentrich. 1/2019
When I Die, Will I Be Remembered as Me? In Loss & Mourning in the Jewish Tradition. Berlin, Germany: Hentrich & Hentrich 6/2018
Caring for LGBTQI Jews & for Interfaith Families at the End of Life. End-of-Life: Jewish Perspective III. Humboldt University. Berlin Germany 5/2018. (Conference sponsors included Bielefeld Hospital Palliative Care Department & German Hospice and Palliative Association)
Talking About Death & Dying https://www.jweekly.com/2016/05/06/talking-about-death-and-dying-never-too-soon-to-start/– Interview 5/2016