Welcome Home Of Chattanooga Offers “Demystifying Death” Online Course

ByMike V. Cooper

Aug 25, 2022

Welcome Home of Chattanooga will begin an eight-week “Demystifying Death” course on September 8.

The nonprofit organization has partnered with UTC’s Center for Professional Education and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN Community Foundation to discuss end-of-life care.

Welcome Home’s eight-week online course aims to provide professionals and students with the opportunity to learn the basics of death and dying with the aim of becoming more knowledgeable and comfortable with end-of-life care. life. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.

Visit welcomehomeofchattanooga.org/demystifying-death to find out more about the speakers, the program and to register.

During the course, participants will gain knowledge that will help them cope with their own death. World renowned author Peter Koestenbaum says this course will inspire the learner to apply concepts to their own life and learn how to help others.

“In general, the more a person accepts and understands their own death, the better they will be able to show compassion when helping others at the end of life,” Koestenbaum said.

In addition to “Demystifying Death”, Welcome Home continues to offer free monthly community events. This month features “Hanging Out With Dead Bodies,” an online course with undertakers Barry Miller and Monica Atkins. In September, Welcome Home will bring its popular Death Over dinner back to Crabtree Farms.

You can find out more by visiting the Welcome Home events page or by contacting Director of Education Judith Pedersen-Benn at [email protected].

The mission of Welcome Home Chattanooga is to work to create a community of care in the hope that everyone who enters their home can feel hope, healing and compassion. Find out about volunteer opportunities and ways to donate at welcometochattanooga.org.