Community education

Death, dying, and loss are not medical events – they are human experiences that touch every one of us. Mission Hospice believes that everyone in their last phase of life deserves care that is aligned with their beliefs, wishes, and values. To make this a reality and create a more compassionate community, we are engaging people in conversations and education about end-of-life care long before it is needed.

We are helping people:

• Become more comfortable discussing death and dying
• Learn the benefits of palliative and hospice care
• Consider their values and wishes for the last phase of life
• Gain peace of mind by communicating their wishes
• Find information, support, and care in our community

For a schedule of upcoming community engagement and education programs, please see our Events Calendar, or download our Community Connections guide. 

Programs for community members include:

• Community forums for open conversation about death, dying, and grief
• Facilitated conversations about end-of-life planning
• An annual series of documentary films
• Art and writing workshops for exploring loss, grief, and healing
• Presentations by local and national experts
• Partnerships with other service providers to raise awareness throughout our community

Programs for clinicians and caregivers include:

• Presentations about various aspects of end-of-life care by our clinicians and educators
• Continuing education programs for professionals
• Training on complementary therapies
• In-service presentations for our clinical partners
• Internships for medical, nursing, and social work students

You can find videos of some of our past events here. To find out more and join the conversation, contact Susan Barber at 650.532.2396.