Buddhist Perspectives on End of Life Care - Morning Only

Friday February 17, 9:00am - 1:00pm

In this workshop, we will explore practical uses for Buddhist teachings and techniques in the care of people who are dying. Students will learn how and where Buddhism began, how it spread and developed into its major branches, and gain an understanding of foundational Buddhist beliefs. We will examine common Buddhist practice and rituals across traditions that are relevant to end of life care.

Betty Kramer, PhD, is a Social Work Professor at the University of Wisconsin. She is a nationally recognized gerontology researcher, scholar and educator who helped to establish competencies and a national research agenda for social work research in palliative and end-of-life care. As a Fellow of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, she developed curriculum highlighting the importance of mindfulness for compassionate and ethically based social action, therapeutic intervention, and professional self-care. Betty has 28 years of experience with various forms of meditation, and a long standing interest in Eastern perspectives on mental health.

Price: $40.00