> Dying Is Not Giving Up: Discussing end of life with your patients

Dying Is Not Giving Up: Discussing end of life with your patients

Date and Time

Wed, Sep 29, 2021 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm ET



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Date and Time

Wed, Sep 29, 2021 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm ET



Watch session recording

Event details

Having end of life conversations with patients can be difficult. Approaching these discussions honestly and openly are essential elements of patient care.

Dying Is Not Giving Up movie posterOn September 29th, 2021, there was a viewing of the award winning documentary “Dying Is Not Giving Up.” There are many valuable lessons in the film that are shared directly from Judy Erdahl, who is weeks away from dying of metastatic breast cancer. After the documentary, Kelly, the executive producer, discusses questions and case presentations. This webinar encourages you to reflect on your own comfort with these important conversations and how to handle them moving forward.

Contact hours and CEs were offered for nurses and social workers.*

Through the webinar you will: 

  • Learn ways to have difficult conversations with patients in a humanistic and approachable manner through focusing on life goals, what matters most and who matters most to them
  • Develop a better understanding of “good patient syndrome” along with ways to recognize this as a barrier to honest conversation with your patients and the importance of addressing it
  • Learn to view end of life conversations as a privilege to have with your patients as it becomes an integral part of good patient care
  • Understand the importance of addressing mental health with patients at all phases of care, including end of life

Please note: Contact hours, CEs, and certificates of participation are available only to providers who joined the live webinar on 9/29/2021. This is a modified recording of the original program.


About our speaker

Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, BCD, FAAGC

For nearly 30 years, Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, BCD, FAAGC, has helped patients, families, caregivers, and clinicians understand and cope with grief, loss, and traumatic illness through her work in palliative care, hospice, emergency rooms, and her private psychotherapy practice. She has sat at the bedside of hundreds of patients during their final breaths.

Kelly is board certified in clinical social work and completed a fellowship in grief counseling from the American Academy of Healthcare Professionals. She is a sought-after public speaker, author, podcast host, and social media blogger, as well as award-winning executive producer of the documentary “Dying Is Not Giving Up.”


This webinar was supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number 1 NU58DP006672, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

*This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) Activity #: 2020-0000001534

*This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886556304-4746) for 1 continuing education contact hours.

*Unfortunately, LBBC was not able to offer counselor CEs for this program.

*Certificates of participation were available upon request through the evaluation process.

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Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s policy is to address any concerns about healthcare provider (HCP) programs that are brought to our attention. We do not currently charge HCPs a fee for program participation or for continuing education credits/contact hours. Should that change in the future, our cancelation/refund policy will be posted in the appropriate event listings. At this time, HCPs are encouraged to register and attend programs as their schedules allow.

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