Webinars

Join our webinar series as we invite medical and health experts, end-of-life professionals, policy makers and story tellers to give you the information you need to navigate your care preferences for the end of life. Compassion & Choices’ Tools to Finish Strong lays the groundwork for these conversations. We will stay stronger together.

Kimberley Pittman-Schulz, grief and life transitions mentor, coach and author

Noticing Joy in Grief with Kimberley Pittman-Schulz and Compassion & Choices

Aired: May 8, 2024

Learn simple yet powerful practices to take a break from grief and reimagine possibilities for life after loss. This webinar with Compassion & Choices and Kimberley Pittman-Schulz, grief and life transitions mentor, coach and author occurred on May 8, 2024.

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End-of-Life Planning with Kim Callinan

Aired: April 24, 2024

We held an insightful, helpful, and uplifting lunch and learn on April 24th, 2024, about end-of-life planning and facing illness with confidence and control. It might sound crazy, but this plan can include joy, humor, and fun. Check out the recording.

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Train the Advocate 106 – Harnessing the Impact of our Community Engagement Team

Aired: April 19, 2024

We are excited to have Director of Priority Populations and Faith Engagement Zeena Regis and LGBTQ+ Engagement Director Osha Towers join this session to discuss the role of our Community Engagement Team. You will learn how these efforts can enhance your volunteer experiences and contribute to the overall success of fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive movement for end-of-life care and planning.

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Train the Advocate 105 – Empowerment Exchange: Igniting Passion and Purpose

Aired: March 15, 2024

Hear experienced volunteers exchange insights, stories and lessons learned to help empower new Compassion & Choices volunteers. You will know how to have more meaningful conversations, learn how to present to your community about end-of-life care options and grow the movement. Together, we can ensure everyone has access to end-of-life care that matches their values, beliefs and priorities.

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National Mid-Legislative Session Update

Aired: March 8, 2024

President & CEO Kim Callinan and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer Mickey MacIntyre discuss our legislative successes in 2024 so far and how we can continue to move this work forward across the country.

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Which Planned Giving Strategy Is Right For You?

Aired: February 28, 2024

This presentation features John Keenan, senior partner at Signature Estate and Investment Advisors’ Virginia office. Discover invaluable insights into planned giving strategies, including charitable bequests and donor-advised funds. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how planned giving can align with your financial and philanthropic goals.

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Train the Advocate 104 – Advance Care Planning

Aired: February 28, 2024

Learn evidenced-based impacts of advance care planning and the importance of documenting your wishes, as well as having conversations with your loved ones and healthcare providers. You will also receive resources and information to help you feel empowered to chart your end-of-life journey for an experience that matches your values, priorities and beliefs.

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Black History Month Discussion: The Future of End-of-Life Care

Aired: February 20, 2024

Watch this engaging and intimate examination of the challenges and opportunities facing end-of-life care in today’s society. Moderated by Dr. Sonja Richmond, internist and National Medical Director for Compassion & Choices, she is joined by our former Doctors For Dignity (D4D) interns Sydney Reed, Caylon Pettis and D’Monte Farley.

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Train the Advocate 103 – The Death Deck

Aired: February 15, 2024

The Death Deck’s co-creator Lisa Pahl, LCSW and hospice and emergency medicine social worker, to play the game that entertains lively conversations about death. The Death Deck is a card game with questions you’ve never asked and answers you didn’t know about the people closest to you. You will learn how this resource can be helpful to your loved ones, friends, and community in having conversations about their values, priorities and beliefs around the end of life that may be less commonly discussed, but equally as important.

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Beyond Resolutions: How to Rewrite Your Story for a Transformative 2024

Aired: February 2, 2024

We invite you to go beyond resolutions and embark on a transformative journey in 2024. Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be emotionally challenging and the grief that follows overwhelming. In this workshop, seasoned life coach and author Pardi will guide you through the powerful concept of identity shifting. Discover the potential within yourself to write the next chapter of your life, creating a narrative that empowers and uplifts you.

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Train the Advocate 102 – Dementia Values and Priority Tool

Aired: January 17, 2024

We know that nearly 50% of older adults die with some form of dementia, yet the standard advance directives don’t address the complex and unique needs of people living with dementia. Our Dementia Values & Priorities Tool will help you think about and document your wishes regarding the type of care you want if or when you are living with advanced dementia. We’ll walk you through this new tool to share how we are working to transform how people live and die with dementia to ensure they are empowered and supported in getting the care they want, or avoid the care they don’t want. 

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Train the Advocate 101

Aired: January 12, 2024

Overview of Compassion and Choices and end-of-life options- Learn about all the work Compassion and Choices does, our current medical landscape, and end-of-life options available across the United States.

Kimberley Pittman-Schulz, renowned grief and life transitions mentor

Finding Your Pathway Back After Loss with Kimberley Pittman-Schulz and Compassion & Choice

Aired: November 9, 2023

In times of loss and transition, finding your way back to a place of healing can be challenging. During this enlightening online session, Kimberley Pittman-Schulz, renowned grief and life transitions mentor, coach and author, introduces her groundbreaking model: The Four Grief Releasing Pathways. Each pathway is designed to guide you through the healing process, providing a unique approach to understanding and processing grief.

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Beyond Grief: Unveiling the Power of Resilience with Robert Pardi

Aired: October 18, 2023

As a seasoned life coach and author, Robert Pardi brings a wealth of wisdom on navigating the intricate path of resilience in the face of grief. In this workshop, Robert shares compelling stories and guide participants through a journey of reimagining, rebuilding and living forward.

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The Journey Home: A Comprehensive Discussion on the Power of Planning

Aired: September 19, 2023

Planning precisely is an act of love and compassion to those who are left behind,” said Bishop Vashti Murphy Mackenzie, keynote speaker and one of more than 15 presenters at The Journey Home: A Comprehensive Discussion on the Power of Planning. This dynamic summit hosted by the Compassion & Choices African American Leadership Council in Washington, D.C., brought together thought leaders, experts and community members in-person and virtually to empower participants to prepare for life’s end.

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As the End Nears: Dying With Dementia

Aired: 8/14/23

Watch As the End Nears Dying With Dementia. Join Dr. Natalie Young, geriatrician and palliative care physician at the University of California San Francisco, will discuss late-stage dementia and what to expect at the end of life.

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As the End Nears: Dying With ALS

Aired: July 5, 2023

Watch As the End Nears: Dying With ALS. with Dr. Kara Bischoff, palliative care physician and medical director of the University of California San Francisco Palliative Care Program, as she discusses late-stage ALS and what to expect at the end of life with this illness.

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Designing a Good Death

Aired: June 23, 2023

Despite knowing that death is the common thread that unites us all, we tend to keep the topic at arm’s length. Yet acknowledging the inevitability of death, contemplating what we wish the end to look like, and sharing our thoughts with loved ones can make our final moments profoundly meaningful. Aid-in-dying legislation, the availability of death doulas to assist in the dying process, even green burials and body composting, make it possible to end life on our own terms. Reimagining death before we close our eyes one final time liberates us to celebrate the moments we have so much more fully.

This conversation was a part of Aspen Ideas: Health 2023.

Aspen Ideas is an annual health gathering of healthcare and public health practitioners, researchers, business leaders, policymakers, advocates, artists, and journalists around the globe to elevate and accelerate bold approaches to better health for all. Despite knowing that death is the common thread that unites us, we tend to keep the topic at arm’s length. Acknowledging the inevitability of death, contemplating what we wish the end to look like, and sharing our thoughts with loved ones can make our final moments profoundly meaningful. Aid-in-dying legislation, the availability of death doulas to assist in the dying process, even green burials and body composting, make it possible to end life on our own terms. Panelist include:

  • Dr. Lucy Goddard Kalanithi, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and an advocate for culture change around healthcare value. She is the widow of Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir When Breath Becomes Air.

  • Dan Diaz: Dan Diaz, Compassion & Choices contractor, medical-aid-in-dying advocate, husband to the late Britney Maynard.

  • Alua Arthur: Founder of Going with Grace, death doula and innovator in the field of end-of-life care. Was on the cover of Compassion & Choices magazine in the summer 2023.

  • Katrina Spade: Founder of Recompose, a company that supports human composting and working to legalize it in more states and, eventually, around the world.
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Recognizing AANHPI Heritage Month

Aired: May 25, 2023

Join our host and financial planner Ricardo Thomas and Suzanna Tiapula, a Hawai’i attorney and community engagement consultant, as she shares her unique story and highlights the incorporation of culture and art in her efforts to empower the Pacific Islander and Micronesian communities around end-of-life care.

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The Spirituality of Grief with Rev. Dr. Fran Shelton

Aired: May 15, 2023

Zeena Regis has a conversation with Rev. Dr. Fran Shelton about her new book, The Spirituality of Grief. The book honors the complex nature of grief and offers simple comfort: We are not alone, and there is no one right way to grieve.

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Reigniting Resilience: It’s About Bouncing Beyond with Robert Pardin

Aired: April 30, 2023

Have you forgotten how to access your resilience? Join Compassion & Choices’ Senior Director of Legacy & Planned Giving Sam Young and life coach and author, Robert Pardi, for a conversation about how resilience is found at the intersection of three life domains: purpose, perspective, and personal power.

What is your passion? What brings you comfort?

Encouraging Lively Conversations about Death

Aired: April 27, 2023

Encouraging Lively Conversations about Death with Stefanie Elkins, Founder of Be Present Care and Death over Drafts Lori LoCicero and Lisa Pahl, Co-creators of The Death Deck

Talking about the end of life can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be! Join Lori LoCicero and Lisa Pahl, LCSW, co-creators of the Death Deck; and Stefanie Elkins, eldercare specialist/end-of-life doula with Be Present Care and founder of Death Over Drafts; and Angela Schultz, MSW, with Compassion & Choices to learn interesting, compassionate and fun ways to discuss death.

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Perspectives from Death Doulas: Learn how a death doula can add value to your end-of-life care team

Aired: April 13, 2023
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As the End Nears: Dying With Metastatic Cancer

Aired: May 30, 2023

Join us for the conversation As the End Nears: Dying With Metastatic Cancer. Dr. Christina Yeon, hematologist and medical oncologist with City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, will discuss late-stage cancer and explore what to expect at the end of life.

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National Doctors Day Webinar – Bedside Stories: My Role as Healer at the End of Life

Aired: March 30, 2023

Join award-winning film director, Joe Fab, in a debut presentation Bedside Stories: My Role as Healer at the End of Life, a series of short films spotlighting physicians who provide medical aid in dying to their terminally ill patients.

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VICTORY: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed the improved End-of-Life Options Act.

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