Circles of care… or tension: family dynamics at end of life

Event Details

Facilitated by Ted Bowman, author of Loss of ‘Dreams: A Special Kind of Grief ‘ and ‘Finding Hope When Dreams Have Shattered’.

Whilst families can be a great source of support at end of life, they can also be a source of tension and conflict impacting upon the end of life experience for all.

We are delighted that Ted Bowman, educator and writer, adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, then the University Saint Thomas school from 1981 – 2019, will be joining us to facilitate an experiential session.

The session will enable participants to discuss and explore in practice how we support families to face and manage conflict and family tensions as a means of enabling good end of life care.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Develop their understanding of loss, grief, anger and conflict within the context of family.
  • Assess their comfort and confidence in addressing family conflict as part of holistic
    end of life care.
  • Name and discuss approaches and tools which enable family conflict to be addressed.

Ted Bowman is an educator / writer who specialises in change and transition, whether it occurs in families, an organisation, or the community. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ted was an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, then the University Saint Thomas School from 1981-2019.

Ted has published more than 100 articles, chapters, booklets, and poems. His two booklets, Loss of Dreams: A Special Kind of Grief and Finding Hope When Dreams Have Shattered, are extensively used for grief and bereavement care.

A sandwich lunch is included.  Please advise of any dietary requirements.



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