MNHPC Fall Forum
and the Florence Schorske Wald Lecture

Friday, November 13, 2020 | 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 Central Time

Re-Imagining How We Die: Innovation & Transformation

with Janet Booth, MA, RN, NC-BC


Many of us in hospice and palliative care have seen firsthand that the process of navigating serious illness and dying for people within our complex health care system can be confusing, crisis-driven, and dis-heartening. Many of our patients and families come into our care without much preparation for the end of life -- and sometimes with a sense that they've lost track of what matters most.

Additionally, we are living in a time of significant disruption and change related to both the presence of a viral pandemic and a heightened awareness of racial inequities within health care.

In the face of all this:

  • How are we caring for ourselves?

  • How is our care for others changing?

  • What forms of innovation and improvisation are evolving as a response?

  • How might we share our skills and capacities as end-of-life professionals with others?

  • What does it mean to re-imagine how we die and how we care for each other in these transformative times?

There is potential for more rapid change to take place during this time of disruption and deep reflection.

Let’s spend time together imagining how we might each contribute to this cultural tipping point in creating more conscious and compassionate end- of-life care.

Click here to view the agenda for the day

Target Audience

The MNHPC Fall Forum is for hospice and palliative care professionals, volunteers, and end-of-life practitioners. 

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to: 

1. Identify self-care strategies

2. Describe changes in hospice and palliative care delivery during the pandemic

3. Identify opportunities to work with other end-of-life practitioners to share skills and capacities

Join us November 13th from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM CST for this interactive, virtual continuing education opportunity. It will be a chance to reflect and refresh, reconnect with community, and look to the future. 




The First 150 registrants will receive a copy of Janet Booth's award winning book,  Re-imagining the End of Life: Self-Development and Reflective Practices for Nurse Coaches

About the Presenter:

Janet Booth has worked as a nurse for over 34 years within the intersection of quality of life and end of life, and she is deeply curious about what creates and sustains wellbeing throughout the human experience. 

Her initiation into the world of death and dying came during nursing school as an unexpected calling. She had started school with the intention of becoming a midwife and helping birth babies. But then she heard a clear call to serve instead as a midwife for the dying. Since that time, Jan has never looked back. Her work trajectory has taken her from the bedside of hospice and palliative care patients to supporting the wellbeing of caregivers, and now into the larger community to further open our cultural conversation about end of life.

As an Integrative Nurse Coach, Jan focuses on the practice of wellbeing in aging, illness, and dying. She supports people in navigating serious illness, help families to talk more openly about end-of-life priorities, and provides health coaching for both professional and personal/family caregivers.

She serves as faculty for both the Conscious Dying Institute's end-of-life coaching and doula programs, and for the Integrative Nurse Coach Academy's certificate programs. Her book, Re-imagining the End of Life: Self-Development and Reflective Practices for Nurse Coaches, won the American Journal of Nursing's Best Books of 2019 award in the categories of Palliative Care & Hospice and Professional Issues. 

Continuing Education


This activity has been submitted to WNA CEAP for approval to award contact hours. Wisconsin Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Social Work

This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Social Work requirements and is approved for 3.75 clock hours (CEP#490). 

To receive continuing education credit, conference attendees must:

  • Attend the entire activity 

  • Complete the post-conference online evaluation

  • Certificates of completion will be emailed by December 20th, 2020 

Disclosures: The members of the faculty and planning committee for the 2020 MNHPC Fall Forum have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of this continuing education activity. 



This Florence Schorske Wald Lecture is made possible through the financial support of the University of Minnesota's Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership.