In this webinar, we will discuss spiritual and religious implications of not being present when loved ones pass away or are funeralized. As we are aware, this experience affects Black and Brown communities more due to increased rates of diagnosis and death from COVID-19.
Gloria Thomas Anderson, Ph.D. LMSW
Advance Care Planning Expert and Author
The African-American Spiritual and
Ethical Guide to End-of-Life Care & Toolkit
Dr. Gloria Anderson is a university professor, author, and advance care planning expert, whose own story of a near-death experience from a life-threatening illness inspires many patients, families and caregivers who find themselves or a loved one dealing with challenging healthcare decisions.
Gloria is also a licensed social worker and holds an interdisciplinary doctorate degree and her research involves cultural responsiveness in urban-based social work, healthcare equity at end-of-life, and spirituality in the workplace.
She is the author of The African-American Spiritual and Ethical Guide to End-of-Life Care, a culturally sensitive booklet that offers people of color helpful information for healthcare decision-making on advance care planning and end-of-life care options.
Chris L. Brady, MDiv, ThM
Pastor of Wilson Temple
Reverend Brady serves as Pastor of the historic Wilson Temple UMC in Raleigh, NC. Previously, he served in various pastoral roles in diverse and multi-ethnic UMC congregations in Philadelphia and Chester, Pennsylvania; Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and Durham and Raleigh, North Carolina, and has planted a new faith community.
In addition to the local church, he has held positions as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Eastern PA Annual Conference of the UMC; Special Assistant to the Dean in faith-based institutional leadership development; and Director of Student Life & Formation at Duke Divinity School.
Chris is currently a PhD candidate in Family and Marriage Therapy with a focus on the intersectionality of mental health disparities, race, and race-based trauma, gender, and the African American religious experience.
Marisette Hasan, BSN, RN
The Carolinas Center, South Carolina
Mrs. Hansan, began her role as CEO and President of The Carolinas Center in 2018, following a career in healthcare and hospice. Marisette graduated from the University of South Carolina and began her career as oncology nurse in 1981. She soon discovered a love for caring for her patients in a holistic manner and throughout the continuum of their illness. Marisette’s hospice experience began in 1985 and since then she has served in various roles, from hospice nurse to administrator with hospital programs and independent community programs.
Marisette serves as a Co-Investigator Community Expert for the PCORI grant “EQUAL ACP” led by Dr. Kimberly Johnson. This grant seeks to learn more about what advance care planning education is beneficial for African Americans in helping them engage in conversations related to their end of life care needs
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Proactive care planning and other resources in a time of COVID-19
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Specific Guidance from POLST(TPOPP) on executing Medical Orders or modifying existing medical orders due to COVID-19
Free advance care planning discussion guide and documents
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Support for clinicians having difficult conversations with patients at high risk for serious complications of COVID-19.
Temporary relief from certain restrictions and requirements governing the provision of medical services
A Framework for Managing the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Implementing Crisis Standards of Care
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