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10 Important Questions That Help People Find Meaning & Purpose
Thursday, July 11, 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Category: Workshop

(90-minute webinar – available live or on-demand)
Thursday, July 11, 2024
3:00 -4:30 PM Eastern

Everyone wants to find meaning and purpose in their lives. This is especially true for people who are approaching death. Do you know how to help people find meaning and purpose at this vulnerable stage? This insightful program will help “frame” these terms as they apply to this portion of people’s lives and give you 10 important questions to help your patients review, discern, and reach their best-possible outcomes.


  • Contextualize the concept of “purpose” as it relates to end-of-life closure
  • Define “meaning” in terms of serious illness and life limitations
  • Discuss the use of the meaning model
  • List 10 questions that can be used to help people identify areas of importance
  • Describe each team member’s role in reinforcing goals around meaning, purpose, and life closure

WEBINAR DETAILS: What are the problems and how can they be solved? This question might very well serve as an indicator for how hospice and palliative care have mistakenly marched right down the path hospice pioneers were trying to avoid - the medical model. Providing support is, and must be, about so much more than just diagnosing people’s problems and then coming up with a solution. What about end-of-life closure? What about helping people explore opportunities and possibilities? What is the role of meaning and purpose as life comes to an end? This webinar will look at what it means to coach, guide, and accompany people as they achieve their best possible end-of-life experience.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  This informative webinar is designed for all members of the interdisciplinary team, counselors, and senior leadership. 


  • Individual and team self-assessment exercise
  • Discussion guide to be used with team members and management
  • 10 questions summary guide
  • Interventions checklist
  • Handout with additional lecture notes and learning opportunities listed
  • Training log
  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions


Exploring Exceptionalism: Assisting Patients & Families to Plan for the Time of Death originally presented on Thursday, January 4, 2024 


2024 Exploring Exceptionalism in Social Work Series 

2024 Exploring Exceptionalism in Bereavement Care & Services Series

NOTE: All materials are subject to copyright. Transmission, retransmission, or republishing of any webinar to other agencies or those not employed by your agency is prohibited. Print materials may be copied for eligible participants only.

MEET THE PRESENTER:  Gary Gardia, LCSW, APHSW-C, Gary Gardia Inc.

Over 40 years ago, Gary began his hospice career as a volunteer. Since then, he has worked in many capacities leading a variety of teams and departments, including volunteers, social workers, bereavement, and education. A frequent presenter and keynote speaker at state and national conferences, Gary works as a consultant for various businesses and healthcare organizations.

Gary holds master’s degrees in both education and social work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He also holds the new Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Worker Certification (APHSW-C). Gary received the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Heart of Hospice Award for developing innovative programs to meet the needs of caregivers and the bereaved and is the recipient of the national Social Work Hospice and Palliative Network (SWHPN) Award of Excellence in Professional Education. He also served as the Executive Director of the Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Work certification organization.

REGISTRATION FEE:     Member $159          Non-member $229

There are no cancellations or refunds.

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