Learn everything you need to know about hospice care with our educational opportunities

Hospice of Southwest Ohio provides education and training opportunities for patients, families and friends to help them navigate hospice and palliative care processes.

We believe knowledge is a powerful tool, and it can help everyone involved in the hospice process. Our CEU courses are also useful for educating staff members of other hospice care providers in the area. Our continuing education presentations are certified for all Ohio social workers and nurses in any clinical or educational setting.

Hospice education courses we offer


Focuses on the importance of ongoing communication throughout the end-of-life process and includes steps to communicating bad news

Cultural and Spiritual Considerations at the End of Life

Focuses on the cultural dimension as it relates to advanced disease and end-of-life care

Ethical and Legal Issues in Hospice and Palliative Care

Focuses on ethical and legal issues that may arise in end-of-life or palliative care and the role of healthcare professionals during this time

Hospice 101

Focuses on providing quality comfort care to terminally ill patients

Living and Caring for Persons with Dementia

Focuses on caring for those with Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type

Palliative Care 101

Focuses on the principles of hospice and palliative and how to use these principles across care settings to provide quality care

Voice Your Choice

Focuses on end-of-life discussions and advance directives

Additional education topics include:

  • Achieving Quality of Care at the End of Life
  • Children and Grief
  • Don’t Panic: A Recipe for Success in Times of Stress
  • Final Hours of Life
  • Grief, Loss and Bereavement
  • HIPAA in Action
  • Hospice Eligibility
  • Nursing Care at the End of Life
  • Understanding Grief

Discover the benefits of hospice education

Whether you’re a patient, family member or friend, learning more about what to expect during hospice care can benefit you in many ways.

  • Relieve anxiety that comes with hospice care.
  • Learn how to be a better caregiver by navigating the administrative portion of hospice care.
  • Navigate the grieving process as a family member or friend of someone in hospice.
  • Earn CEUs as a healthcare professional, chaplain or social worker.
  • Share your experience with others going through similar situations.
  • Know the signs or symptoms (both physical and psychological) suggesting your loved one may be ready for hospice.
  • Understand how spirituality can help patients in hospice care.
  • Advocate for those in need by standing up for their end-of-life wishes.
  • Learn about advance directives (or end-of-life requests) and how to ensure your loved one is spending their last days as they wish.

Ready to learn more about hospice care?

For more information about the hospice process, grief support or to enroll in our educational courses, contact us anytime. You can reach us 24 hours per day, 7 days per week at (513) 770-0820. Our hospice referral fax line is (513) 770-0313, and our palliative fax line is (513) 528-8151.

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