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Religion & Politics: Navigating Difficult Topics with Colleagues & Patients (*$149)
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Religion & Politics: Navigating Difficult Topics with Colleagues & Patients (*$149)
Religion & Politics:  Navigating Difficult Topics with  Colleagues & Patients (*$149)

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When: Access Live or On-demand
12:00 - 1:30PM Arizona
Where: Webinar
United States

Phone: (406) 442-2585


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What are your top priorities when caring for seriously ill people? Is it to provide high-quality patient and family care? Can this be achieved even when challenging topics arise? This webinar will review common situations when it is and isn’t appropriate to discuss personal beliefs, including religion and politics, and how to do so within professional constraints. Learn skills and interventions that create professional boundaries and how to create the best environment for high-quality care through communication – both at the bedside and in the office. 



  • Confidently handle four situations where religious and political topics may arise
  • Understand how and why conversations on these topics can interfere with quality patient and family care
  • Describe two situations where skillfully discussing these topics (within professional boundaries) can promote quality care
  • Explain three key concepts for framing a professional conversation surrounding politics and religion

Take-Away Toolkit

  • ·Handout with lecture notes that include:

o   Discussion guides for staff and volunteers, including guidelines for presenters

o   Exercises with possible scenarios, including methods and interventions

o   Additional resources on specific interventions and techniques

  • Interactive quiz

Who Should Attend

This informative and challenging webinar is designed for all staff and team members including managers, IDG team members, social workers, nurses, bereavement staff, hospice volunteers, and anyone involved in patient care.


Gary Gardia, LCSW, APHSW-C, Gary Gardia Inc.

Gary Gardia began his hospice career as a volunteer over 35 years ago.  Since then he has worked in many capacities leading a variety of teams and departments including volunteers, social workers, bereavement, and education. 


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 also the recipient of the national social work organization, Social Work Hospice and Palliative Network (SWHPN) Award of Excellence in Professional Education.


Gary is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences and a consultant for various businesses and health care organizations. He is currently working in private practice palliative care in Ruidoso, NM.



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Live Version or Archived** Version $149
Package (Both Live and Recorded Version) $179

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**The archived version is a recording of the live webinar, including audio, visuals, and handouts. Includes the presenter’s email address for questions. The Archived Version is available 1 week after the Live Webinar and expires 6 months after the live program date.




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