"Buddhist Perspectives on Care at the End-of-Life"

Presented by
Betty Kramer, PhD, MSW
Professor of Social Work
University of Wisconsin, Madison
School of Social Work

Friday, April 5, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

UW-Stevens Point, Dreyfus University Center, Legacy Room

About The Speaker

Dr. Betty Kramer is a Social Work Professor and member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Wisconsin- Madison.

She is a nationally recognized gerontology researcher, scholar, and educator who helped to establish competencies and
a national research agenda for social work research in palliative and end-of-life care.

As a Fellow of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Dr. Kramer developed curriculum highlighting the importance of mindfulness for compassionate and ethically based social action, therapeutic intervention, and professional
self-awareness and self-care.

She has 28 years of experience with various forms of meditation, a long standing interest in Eastern perspectives on mental health, and is a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism.

Dr. Kramer is the mid-west facilitator for the
Conscious End-of-Life Training Program with Grand Transitions Institute & Hospice.

About This Workshop

Buddhist philosophy, psychology, and teachings about death and dying offer valuable perspectives for professionals. In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn how Buddhism began, where it is practiced, how it has spread in America, and the major branches of Buddhism.
  • Obtain an understanding of foundational Buddhist beliefs.
  • Examine common Buddhist practices and rituals across traditions that have relevance to end of life care.
  • Highlight implications for compassionate care across the dying trajectory and considerations for caring for Buddhist patients.

Sign up today if you are a:

  • Social Worker
  • Health Care Professional
  • Hospice Worker
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Interested Individual
This program meets Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) requirements for continuing education.
Note: At this time this workshop does not meet the specific requirement for LPC's.
Participants should check their individual profession to make sure it qualifies.
For information about the one-credit undergraduate option, click here for a syllabus.

Registration Fee:

The workshop fee is $89 and includes instruction, program materials and refreshments.
Enrollment is limited!

Register Online:

Click Here to register online now.

Parking Information:

Metered parking is available for extended periods in Lot X at $.50 cents per hour. The Lot X entrance is on the Fremont Street/Stanley Street intersection. A map of UWSP and parking lots can be located here: http://www.uwsp.edu/landing/Pages/campusMap.aspx. The Dreyfus University Center is #40 on the map and Lot X is located directly north of the DUC.

University Credit:

For complete credit information including the description, section number, undergraduate and graduate credit, tuition, instructor and registration information, visit the Continuing Education Credit Website at: http://www.uwsp.edu/conted/Credit/Pages/default.aspx

Click on "All Credit Classes" under the semester term in which you are registering and then locate Social Work 395.

You may not register for credit online unless you have been a UWSP student the previous semester term.

Registraton related questions:

Call UWSP Continuing Education Customer Service 9 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday

715-346-3838 or 800-898-9472