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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Palliative Care Conference

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“Palliative Caring: Providing Quality, Person-Centered, Family-Focused, Culturally-Congruent Care”

Hubbard House

Facing and managing end of life issues is a dynamic process for the professional and family alike. This workshop is designed to bring greater awareness, simplicity and compassion to help all overcome fear and misinformation about the end of life. You will receive tools to become compassionate guides, providing gentle and respectful approaches, self-awareness and education. In this way, we transform both the experiences of those we serve and ourselves.

Continuing Education Credits are available for multiple disciplines including, nursing, social work, chaplains, morticians, nursing home administration, speech therapy, therapeutic recreation, and psychology. If you would like to request CE’s for your discipline please contact



Date & Time:
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017
  • 08:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • South Central College, Conference Center
  • 1920 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato, MN
  • Directions:  MAP


Registration Information:
  • REGISTRATION: February 01 - April 07, 2017
  • Cost: $85 if registered by April 20, 2017 at midnight.
  • $125 at the door registration after April 07, 2017.
  • Students and seniors not requiring CE’s may register for $50 if registered by April 07.
  • Vendor registration $125
  • Lunch is provided.
  • No refunds five days prior to workshop date.

Presenter: Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, MA, ACSW, OSW-C

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Shirley Otis-Green is the Clinical Director of Consulting Services with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, a Research Consultant for the Psychosocial Oncology Specialization Program at the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work, and the founder of Collaborative Caring.

Shirley’s education, research and consultation efforts focus on quality-of-life, palliative care, leadership development and the creation of meaningful organizational change. Her work is dedicated to enhancing excellence in the delivery of culturally-congruent, person-centered and family-focused inter-professional care through the implementation of effective learning principles.

She has been the Principal Investigator on studies with over $3.3 million in external funding, including the ACE Project and ExCEL in Social Work. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards and disseminated through more than 100 publications and 400 professional presentations.

Shirley serves on several editorial boards (including theJournal of Palliative Medicine) and professional boards (including the National Association of Social Work), is a Distinguished Social Work Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice, and is co-editor of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work.

This conference is sponsored by:

Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato, Hospice | The Chesley Center on Aging | Continuing and Professional Education

Questions: If you have questions about the training or how to register, contact Continuing Education & Professional Development at 507-389-1094, or 1-800-311-3142, or